Amy Walter

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

For more than 25 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. One of Washington's Most Powerful Women in 2023 & 2021, she is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment.

David Wasserman

Senior Editor & Elections Analyst

David Wasserman is Senior Editor & Elections Analyst for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. Recognized as one of the nation's top election forecasters, David leads the development of key data visualizations and new product development, and manages CPR’s coverage of the US House of Representatives and redistricting developments. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of Presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. The New York Times has called the Report "a newsletter both parties regard as authoritative."


Jessica Taylor

Editor, Senate and Governors

Jessica Taylor is the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. Before joining Cook, Taylor was a political reporter for National Public Radio for five years, where she covered elections and breaking news, ranging from the White House to both chambers of Congress and statewide elections. She is the first female senior author for The Almanac of American Politics in the book's 50 year history, a role she held for both the 2022 and 2024 editions. 

Erin Covey, Political Analyst

Erin Covey

Analyst, U.S. House of Representatives
Erin leads The Cook Political Report's coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives alongside veteran House analyst and Senior Editor, David Wasserman. Erin comes to CPR from Inside Elections where she served as a reporter and analyst. She has also worked at National Journal, where she reported on campaigns and national politics as a writer and editor of Hotline’s Wake-Up Call and Hotline’s Latest Edition, and worked as a news assistant for NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

Ally Flinn

Managing Editor

Ally is the Managing Editor of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. She works across the editorial and business teams to bring the Cook Political Report to life for subscribers. Ally has been at the Cook Political Report since 2015 and is known as a dynamic team player and problem-solver.

Kathryn Hamm

Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn Hamm is the Chief Operating Officer for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, overseeing business operations, strategic partnerships, and sales development. She is the former Publisher of GayWeddings, and Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Wedding Pro for WeddingWire and The Knot Worldwide.


Rebecca Kaufman

Multimedia Director

Rebecca is the Multimedia Director at the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. She oversees the development, production and editing of all audio, video and social media content, including The Odd Years, The Editors Roundtable and First Person. She also works in communications helping to coordinate press coverage for CPR briefings and analysis and fielding media requests for CPR editors.

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Beth Fekade

Coordinator, Client Services

Beth is the Coordinator of Client Services at The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. She works with customers to support the subscriber experience, coordinates events and provides service and support for all group and premium accounts. She joined The Cook Political Report in 2022. Prior to joining the team, she was a Congressional Relations Intern at Ultra Electronics. A Northern Virginia native, Beth holds a B.A. in International Public Policy, a certificate degree in National Security & Foreign Affairs, and a minor in German from Virginia Tech.


Matthew Klein

Staff Writer

As Staff Writer, Matthew Klein contributes to The Cook Political Report's analysis of House, Senate and Governor races. He is also responsible for the upkeep of a variety of the website's core features, including its Race Pages, biweekly At-A-Glance, House Open Seats Chart and National House Vote Tracker. Born and raised in Maryland, Matthew earned his B.A. in Political Science from Emory University, where he published an undergraduate honors thesis on political party realignment in West Virginia.

Charles E. Cook, Jr.

Founder and Contributor

Charlie Cook is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends. Charlie founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report in 1984, serving as Editor and Publisher until August 1, 2021 when Amy Walter took over those roles, ownership and management of the venerable newsletter. Charlie will remain as a contributor to the renamed “Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.”