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Richard Wolffe

Executive Editor of msnbc.com; Award Winning Journalist; Political Analyst, MSNBC; and, Bestselling Author

Travels From:
New York
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

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Richard Wolffe: The Renegade Pt. I

Richard Wolffe: The Renegade Pt. 2


An astute political analyst with world-class wit and acumen, Richard Wolffe dissects today's political headlines, world affairs, and his unparalleled insight into the historic presidency of Barack Obama. From what's happening in Washington and on Wall Street to what's going on in Westminster and the West Bank, Richard Wolffe has covered it all. The former senior White House correspondent and diplomatic reporter for Newsweek,and business reporter for the Financial Times, Wolffe lends his thoughtful analysis to the political, economic and social headlines of our times including a look at Congress and the Obama Administration.

With brilliant insight, and a great sense of humor, Wolffe cuts to the core of domestic and international politics and gives the historical perspectives and political psychology behind today's news. The best-selling author of Renegade: The Making of a President, Wolffe spent almost two years traveling with the Obama campaign, an unmatched experience that lends itself to a powerful analysis of the news generated by the 44th president of the United States. Wolffe is uniquely positioned to interpret President Obama's character and politic style: he interviewed candidate Obama more than a dozen times for his book, obtained the first print interview with the new president in the Oval Office, and has even played basketball with him several times. In his most recent book, REVIVAL: The Struggle for Survival Inside the White House, Wolffe paints a portrait of the White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges.

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The 2016 presidential contest is unlike any other in living memory. Regardless of the final outcome, Donald Trump has secured his place in political history and campaign lore for many decades to come. But this electoral cycle did not emerge out of thin air: it was several years in the making. From the overcrowded Republican field to the rise of Bernie Sanders, US politics are in a state of upheaval with the traditional norms cast aside. Bestselling author Richard Wolffe has covered intensively the last four presidential elections: from George W. Bush in 2000, to John Kerry in 2004, and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Drawing on his experiences on the campaign trail, as well as his books on the last two elections, Wolffe explains what you can expect from the Trump administration and what lies beyond.

Wolffe began writing about American politics as a senior journalist at the Financial Times, serving as its deputy bureau chief and U.S. diplomatic correspondent in Washington, D.C. There he covered business and political affairs and reported on U.S. foreign policy. His earlier work for the Financial Times also included extensive coverage of the Microsoft antitrust trial and the Clinton administration’s plans to break up the company. His work on regulatory and business issues included covering the Treasury Department, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. With an extensive background in financial and business reporting for more than eight years, Wolffe addresses the current global fiscal crisis and the economy.

As a political analyst in both the United Kingdom and America, Richard Wolffe appears as a commentator frequently on MSNBC, NBC, CNN, Fox News, and international media including British, Canadian, and Australian television. A journalist for both the Financial Times and Newsweek, he covered U.S. foreign policy during a post-9/11 era and the war in Iraq. Wolffe has also extensively interviewed two Presidents – George W. Bush and Barak Obama – and their national security aides on foreign policy. Wolffe’s understanding of American leadership in the world was also shaped by his perspective as a widely-travelled journalist and analyst born in Europe who has personal ties to North Africa and the Middle East. He addresses world affairs from a holistic perspective and gives a fresh viewpoint on the world’s most pressing issues.

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