Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent for POLITICO and Author of Playbook
Mike Allen is one of Washington's most influential and well-connected journalists. The chief White House correspondent and a founder of POLITICO, he is the driving force behind its daily email tip-sheet Playbook, the early-morning go-to source for movers and shakers in politics and the media. His reach extends to the president, with the New York Times calling him "the man the White House wakes up to." Vanity Fair said, "Reading Playbook is as close as you can come on a Washington morning to knowing everything."
Allen will offer his non-partisan, energetic and up-to-the-minute insider perspective on the upcoming presidential election and the political issues of the day.
He not only reports on but also drives the day's conversations in and around the Beltway. His sharp journalistic experience and coveted insider status make him an ideal choice to discuss the latest political happenings.
Before POLITICO, Allen served as TIME magazine's White House correspondent and spent six years at the Washington Post. There he covered President George W. Bush's first term, Capitol Hill, campaign finance, and the Bush, Gore and Bradley campaigns of 2000