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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

Battling Into Overtime

Why the 2016 presidential race may mark the decisive final round of the confrontation between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

Electoral Roller Coaster

If neither party can ease economic woes for voters, both will find it hard to hold on to political power for long.

Despite Widespread Job Satisfaction, Americans Want More Flexibility and Opportunities

New poll finds that two-thirds of adults would take a job with less pay if it offered shorter hours and more flexibility.

Broken Beyond Repair?

New Heartland Monitor poll shows little hope for political compromise or action to help average Americans.

Amid Stagnant Incomes, Work and Family Are Increasingly at Odds

In the current economy, Americans find they have to choose between succeeding at work or spending time with family.

Running Into the Wind

Democrats' chances of strengthening their hand in Congress and holding the White House in 2016 could hinge on Obama. 

Shellacking, the Sequel

Tuesday's rout again revealed the limits of the modern Democratic coalition. 

Show More from Ronald Brownstein

Battling Into Overtime

Why the 2016 presidential race may mark the decisive final round of the confrontation between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

Electoral Roller Coaster

If neither party can ease economic woes for voters, both will find it hard to hold on to political power for long.

Despite Widespread Job Satisfaction, Americans Want More Flexibility and Opportunities

New poll finds that two-thirds of adults would take a job with less pay if it offered shorter hours and more flexibility.

Broken Beyond Repair?

New Heartland Monitor poll shows little hope for political compromise or action to help average Americans.

Amid Stagnant Incomes, Work and Family Are Increasingly at Odds

In the current economy, Americans find they have to choose between succeeding at work or spending time with family.

Running Into the Wind

Democrats' chances of strengthening their hand in Congress and holding the White House in 2016 could hinge on Obama. 

Shellacking, the Sequel

Tuesday's rout again revealed the limits of the modern Democratic coalition. 

Show More from Ronald Brownstein