David Corn


DAVID CORN is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an on-air analyst for MSNBC. He is the co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. Corn won the 2012 George Polk award and a National Magazine Award for breaking the 47-percent video story that influenced the Obama-Romney presidential contest. He is the author of three other New York Times bestsellers, Showdown, Hubris (with Michael Isikoff), and The Lies of George W. Bush, and the e-book, 47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video that Rocked the 2012 Election. His novel, Deep Background, was hailed as one of the best novels of the year by the Los Angeles Times. He is also the author of the biography Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA’s Crusades. For 20 years, he was the Washington editor of The Nation magazine. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Huffington Post, and Slate. He has regularly appeared on Face the Nation and PBS’s Newshour and provided commentary on National Public Radio. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. His twitter feed–@DavidCornDC–has 856,000 followers.