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Amy Walter

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

For more than 25 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. She is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment.

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Charles E. Cook, Jr.

Founder and Contributor

Charlie Cook is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends. Charlie founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report in 1984, serving as Editor and Publisher until August 1, 2021 when Amy Walter took over those roles, ownership and management of the venerable newsletter. Charlie will remain as a contributor to the renamed “Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.”

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David Wasserman

Senior Editor, U.S. House of Representatives

David Wasserman is Senior Editor, U.S. House of Representatives for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where he is responsible for analyzing U.S. House Races and is recognized as one of the nation's top election forecasters. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of Presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. The New York Times has called the Report "a newsletter both parties regard as authoritative."

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Jessica Taylor

Senate and Governors Editor

Jessica Taylor is the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. Before joining Cook, Taylor was a political reporter for National Public Radio for five years, where she covered elections and breaking news, ranging from the White House to both chambers of Congress and statewide elections. She was also a contributing author to the 2020 edition of The Almanac of American Politics and was promoted to a senior author for the 2022 edition -- the first woman ever to hold that position.

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Ally Flinn

Director, Audience Engagement

Ally is the Director of Audience Engagement at The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. She works across the editorial and business teams to bring the Cook Political Report to life for subscribers. Ally has been at the Cook Political Report since 2015 and is known as a dynamic team player and problem-solver.

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Kathryn Hamm

Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn Hamm is the Chief Operating Officer for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, overseeing business operations, strategic partnerships, and sales development. She is the former Publisher of GayWeddings, and Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Wedding Pro for WeddingWire and The Knot Worldwide.