Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for NBC News and National Journal, where he writes a twice weekly column.
Cook is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on American politics and U.S. elections. In 2010, Cook was a co-recipient of the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Carey McWilliams award to honor “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.”
Cook founded the Cook Political Report in 1984 and in 1986 became a columnist for Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, in 1986 where it continued until 1998 when he moved his column to National Journal.
Cook has been an election night analyst in every election since the 1980's, for CNN and CBS and since 1994, for NBC News. He has appeared on all three major broadcast networks evening news programs as well as ABC's “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”