Chief Political Correspondent and Congress Editor for Morning Consult,
Former Editor of National Journal’s The Hotline and the Washington Post’s Read In
Reid Wilson is the chief political correspondent and Congress editor for Morning Consult, a politics and polling publication relied on by more than 150,000 of Washington’s movers and shakers. He is an expert in spotting political trends as they develop and forecasting election results long before the ballots are counted. He stays ahead of the news by combining the site’s weekly survey of 2,000 registered voters with his access to top newsmakers. A trusted staple of the political scene, Wilson was the editor and lead author of the Washington Post’s morning political tip sheet Read In before Morning Consult. He is also the former editor and head of the Washington Post’s GovBeat and the former editor-in-chief of National Journal’s The Hotline. His work has appeared in outlets like the New York Times, the Hill, RealClearPolitics, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, and other major news networks, and his expertise is frequently also sought-after by MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and radio shows across the nation.
Deemed “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time” by Comedy Central, Wilson cuts through the spin and tells the truth about the state of politics and Washington today. He is quick, confident, and full of energy, and his enthusiasm for political analysis is contagious. He has a near-perfect callback of political figures and statistics, and he is one of the few nonpartisan analysts to use visuals. His presentations are an exciting and fun look into what’s coming in politics. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Wilson addresses politics, campaigns, elections, and the media.
Breadth and Depth to Political Reporting. As a former editor-in-chief of the Hotline, Wilson stands in good company. Previous editors include Chuck Todd and Amy Walter. Wilson also contributed analysis of the national political environment to National Journal Daily, National Journal Magazine, 2012 Decoded, and his weekly column, On the Trail. In addition to the political happenings themselves, Wilson focused on the coverage of elections and politics, each day printing off every newspaper in the country and reading through more than 500 papers. From this incredible amount of information, he puts together a summary of the day’s notable news. This depth is why his political tip sheets are a must-read source for those concerned about politics.
From Politics to the Supreme Court. Before becoming editor-in-chief, Wilson was editor of Hotline On Call, Hotline’s political blog. He also served as a staff writer at The Hill newspaper, where he covered Congress, politics, campaigns, and elections. He has covered the Supreme Court, the Federal Election Commission, and top political races as they develop across the country. Reid spent the 2008 election cycle authoring a popular political blog at RealClearPolitics, where he covered the presidential caucuses in Iowa, the primaries in New Hampshire, and several debates around the nation. Also during the 2008 cycle, Wilson hosted a nationally-broadcast political talk show on XM Satellite Radio, on which he hosted the nation’s top newsmakers, reporters, and analysts. In 2006, he covered polls and polling for The Hotline.