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Elizabeth Drew

Journalist and Washington Insider; Election Analyst Expert; Regular Contributor, The New York Review of Books; and Best-Selling Author

As one of America’s well-known and beloved journalists, Elizabeth Drew shares her insights with audiences and shows them what’s really going on behind the headlines in Washington’s political scene today.

Presentations by Elizabeth Drew

  • Politics—The 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond
  • The Government and Congress—And How They Work
  • What’s Happened to the Political Parties and Why Don’t We Get Better Politicians?

Meet Elizabeth Drew

As one of America’s well-known and beloved journalists, Elizabeth Drew shares her insights with audiences and shows them what’s really going on behind the headlines in Washington’s political scene today.

Elizabeth Drew is one of the most respected journalists in Washington. Her work for the distinguished New York Review of Books is widely followed—the website, where she’s covering the elections, has two million readers. She’s also well known for her fine career—she wrote for The New Yorker for 19 years, is the author of 15 books and has an extensive television background, making her a prominent national figure. She’s been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and was recently inducted into the Society for Professional Journalists Hall of Fame. Drew is known for her unusual insightfulness as well as her wittiness in presenting in spoken or written word what she sees taking place in Washington and elections. She excels at getting beneath the headlines and explaining what’s really going on. Her book on Watergate and the impeachment of Richard Nixon, first written as articles for The New Yorker, is considered a classic book on that period, as Drew informs the reader about what it was like to go through that tumultuous and frightening period. Washington Journal was reissued in 2014 with a new afterward tracing how Nixon managed to lift himself from the bottom—as the first president forced to leave office—to being a highly regarded member of the Establishment. Her reissued book is very popular, especially among younger people who didn’t go through that period and don’t know what it was about, as well as among others for whom it’s only a dim and confusing memory. Drew tells the story with humor and compassion.

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