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Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin is the national political correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN, where he appears regularly on Inside Politics. Prior to joining The New York Times in 2013, he served as senior political writer and White House correspondent for Politico.

Martin also covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns from the inside, reporting on the candidates and their strategy with sharp insight based on his extensive contacts with the country’s leading Democrats and Republicans. He was Politico’s senior reporter in 2012, winning praise for breaking news, and his ahead-of-the-curve reporting and analysis on Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

As one the first hires at Politico, he spent two years on the campaign trail writing about the historic 2008 race. After President Obama’s election in 2008, Martin traveled as a White House correspondent across the country and overseas, covering the new Obama Administration and an array of events including the G20 summit in London and a NATO summit in Strasbourg.

He began his journalism career at National Journal’s political publication, The Hotline, and then reported on party politics and the aftermath of the 2006 midterm elections for National Review magazine.

Martin is the co-author of The New York Times best seller, The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days That Decided the Election (December 2012), which provided an unprecedented minute-by-minute account of the 2012 race for the presidency.

Additionally, he's had feature articles published in The New Republic, National Journal and The Washington Post.

He appears frequently to offer analysis on a variety of TV and radio networks, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, ABC, CBS and NBC.

Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Martin graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

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