ab-stoddard-webA.B. Stoddard is the associate editor and a columnist at The Hill newspaper. Her column, which comes out every Thursday, won first place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, DC, chapter in 2010 and 2011. She also appears regularly on Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier, as well as MSNBC, CNN and BBC for her expertise as a political commentator.

Stoddard offers a nonpartisan perspective of the political landscape of the day and our nation’s upcoming elections. Frequently meeting with sources and politicians of all stripes, her finger is on the pulse of Washington, DC as she offers detailed and smart political and electoral analyses. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, her talks cover the five biggest stories in the news, the most up-to-date happenings between Congress and the White House, ongoing budget battles and the electoral prospects for the two parties.

Journalism Journey

A.B. Stoddard had always wanted to be a reporter, and she caught the political bug watching Justice Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination hearings. She began her journalism career as a reporter for the Potomac News in northern Virginia, and she has covered the U.S. Congress since 1994. She rejoined The Hill, where she had worked as a congressional reporter from 1995–1999, as an associate editor and columnist in 2006. From 1999–2002, she was a producer for World News Tonight and covered the U.S. Senate for ABC News. She also wrote a column for ABCNews.com and contributed work to ABC Radio and ABC webcasts.

Stoddard has also published articles in the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly, and The Federal Paper and is known for her commentary on the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections.