Howard Fineman

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Biography

A true Washington insider, political speaker Howard Fineman is widely respected throughout the news industry for his knowledge of the political landscape. Recently named senior political editor for The Huffington Post, Fineman is responsible for directing the shape of the popular news destination site's political coverage from its Washington bureau.

As former senior Washington correspondent and columnist for Newsweek, Fineman has reported from the nation’s capital since 1980. His Living Politics column also appears weekly on Newsweek.com and MSNBC. COM. He also serves as a political analyst for NBC News and is a frequent contributor to Hardball with Chris Matthews and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Fineman's latest best-selling book, The Thirteen American Arguments, was released in paperback in March 2009.

Having interviewed and written about every major presidential candidate since 1984, Howard Fineman is one of the leading journalists in Washington. His cover story on President Bush, Bush and God, was part of a winning series of Newsweek articles that received the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2003. Fineman’s work on the 2004 presidential campaign led to another nomination in the same category that same year.

Fineman has appeared on most major television news and public affairs programs, including Nightline, Face the Nation, Larry King Live, Charlie Rose, and The NewsHour. From 1983 to 1995, he was a panelist on PBS's Washington Week in Review. From 1995 to 1998 he was a panelist on CNN's' Capital Gang Sunday. He also worked with Ted Koppel to report and write Nightline specials on Perot and Pat Robertson.

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Mr. Fineman Discusses Current National and Political Affairs
Political analyst Howard Fineman breaks down the latest developments from Washington and addresses their impact on your industry. With humor and insight, he leads audiences through an animated discussion of the most pressing issues affecting our nation today, answers questions about current political concerns, and offers predictions for what’s next on Capitol Hill.

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