Journalist who has gained fame as a political analyst and pre-eminent election forecaster for The Cook Political Report. In 2014, he won the best of Twitter award for his real-time election coverage on his Redistrict account, and has contributed to NBC News and CNN.
He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with his B.A. in government in 2006. He joined The Cook Political Report in 2007.
He won the 2018 Global Editors Network's Data Journalism Award for best new data app for his interactive collaboration with FiveThirtyEight.com. He contributed in both the 2014 and 2016 election editions of the Almanac of American Politics.
He was born and raised in New Jersey.
He and Chuck Todd have appeared together on NBC's Meet the Press.