The Washington Post today announced that John Podesta will join the Opinion section as a contributing columnist. Podesta, former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, will provide commentary and analysis on the intersection of politics and policy, the Trump administration and the future of the Democratic Party.
“No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta,” said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt. “His long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era.”
John Podesta served as Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and as a counselor to President Barack Obama. He is the founder and board member of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C. He is also a visiting professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center.