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Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.

Prior to joining Atlantic Media, Brownstein was the National Affairs Columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has also served as the Times' National Political Correspondent and the author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. Brownstein is a National Journal alumnus, having served as the magazine's White House and National Politics Correspondent from 1983-1986, and then as its West Coast Correspondent through 1989. In addition, he currently serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and also served as an electoral analyst for ABC News during the 2012 election. Previously, he served as a political analyst for CNN from 1998 through 2004 and has appeared on the Sunday shows of all four broadcast networks as well as other programs on cable and broadcast. His sixth and most recent book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.

Brownstein was twice named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, receiving that recognition for his coverage of both the 1996 and 2004 presidential campaigns. In addition, he is the recipient of several journalism awards, including the Exceptional Merit in Media award from the National Women's Political Caucus, the Excellence in Media award from the National Council on Public Polls in 2005, and the Journalist of the Year award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2005. In 2007, the American Political Science Association presented him its Carey McWilliams award for lifetime achievement, granted to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.

Latest From Ronald Brownstein

In Biggest Cities, Racial Education Gaps Loom Large

Minorities trail whites in college completion, but there has been more progress in closing gaps at the high school level.

In the Passing Lane

Millennials replace boomers as the electorate's largest generation. Will policy reflect their rising political influence?

Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities Import Their College Graduates

Relying on outside talent can help feed dynamic economies, but it also exacerbates achievement gaps and social tensions.

The Trade Paradox

Though congressional Democrats are resisting Obama's trade agenda, blue metropolitan areas are now generating the most jobs from exports.

Education Gaps Pose Looming Crisis for U.S. Economy

The fastest-growing segment of the workforce is also the least educated. That's a problem as employers struggle to fill high-skill jobs.

Always With Us

Obama this week demonstrated the opportunity for—and obstacles to—a left-right convergence on lifting the poor.

How Clinton’s Personal Qualities Shape Her Vote

What personal characteristics and attributes matter most in shaping voters' views about the likely 2016 presidential candidates? The latest NBC/ Wall Street Journal  national survey released ...

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