Keynote

Amy Walter

National Editor of the Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway Fridays

For more than 20 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is national editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report and a frequent on air analyst. In addition to her weekly appearance on the popular “Politics Monday” segment on the PBS NewsHour, Amy also hosts WNYC's nationally-syndicated public radio news program, "The Takeaway Fridays." She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’s Face The Nation, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on FOX. She is the former political director of ABC News.  more...

Amy will address the CSRA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 17 on the topic of "Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up."

She speaks with aplomb about the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene on the whole. Being a familiar presence across the media spectrum, her range of topics and expertise provides an engaging, compelling presentation that keeps audiences riveted. Walter discusses not only electoral politics, but also the politics of policy, Washington’s dysfunction, and the people and strategy behind why things are happening the way they are in Congress and the White House.