Steven Shepard is executive editor for National Journal Hotline. Shepard, a graduate of The George Washington University, joined The Hotline in 2008. In 2009, Shepard became polling editor, covering pre-election surveys and Americans' opinions of their government and society. Shepard has also reported at length on the challenges pollsters face in measuring public opinion accurately amid rapid changes in the ways Americans communicate with one another. A native of East Meadow, N.Y., Shepard currently lives in Northeast Washington.