RICHARD WOLFFE – An award-winning journalist and political analyst for MSNBC television and sought after keynote speaker
February 28, 2012 in Political Speakers
He covered the entire length of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign for Newsweek magazine, traveling with the candidate and his inner circle from his announcement through Election Day, 21 months later.
His book about the Obama campaign, entitled Renegade: The Making of a President, was released in June 2009 in the United States and immediately hit the New York Times best-seller list for several weeks. It is published by Virgin Books in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and Law Press in China.
Wolffe appears frequently on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Hardball with Chris Matthews. On NBC, he has featured as a political commentator on Meet The Press and TODAY. Prior to his exclusive contract with NBC, he appeared on CNN and Fox News, as well as international media including British, Canadian and Australian television.
He features prominently in the forthcoming HBO documentary on the Obama campaign, By the People, and played a leading role in the HBO documentary of the 2000 Bush campaign, Journeys with George. In April 2009, he joined Public Strategies as senior strategist at the business advisory firm that serves some of the world’s largest corporations, non-profits and associations.
As Newsweek’s senior White House correspondent, his cover stories included What He Believes (on Obama’s faith) Black & White (about Obama and racial politics), Bush In The Bubble (about the president after Hurricane Katrina) and Weight of the World (the behind-the-scenes story of how Bush handled the Lebanon war).
Wolffe joined Newsweek in November 2002 as diplomatic correspondent, covering foreign policy and international affairs. In the 2004 presidential election, he covered the chaotic Howard Dean campaign before switching to John Kerry. Before Newsweek, Wolffe was a senior journalist at The Financial Times, serving as its deputy bureau chief and U.S. diplomatic correspondent in Washington D.C. In that capacity, he managed coverage of business and political affairs in the nation’s capital, and reported on U.S. foreign policy at the State Department and National Security Council.
He first started reporting on George W. Bush and his Texas team in 1999, at the start of the presidential campaign. He travelled with then-Governor Bush for more than a year, through the extraordinary election of 2000. His earlier work for The Financial Times included extensive coverage of the Microsoft antitrust trial and the Clinton administration’s plans to break up the company. His work on regulatory and business issues in Washington included covering Treasury, the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Richard Wolffe’s Speach Tiopics Include:
? Change in Washington
? From Renegade to Revival: the Making and Unmaking of President Obama
Richard Wolffe is the Author of: