Election Experts in Demand

We work with Emory's renowned political experts as they weigh in for top media outlets, from campaigning and polls to debates and policy—securing Emory's reputation as a powerhouse for political scholarship.

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We work with Emory's political experts to identify opportunities for public scholarship, matching their expertise to relevant issues and events. We also continually develop and maintain relationships with key political reporters, editors, and producers, reaching out when we have an expert ready to contribute. The result—reporters covering the election form relationships with Emory experts and our media relations team, leading to frequent coverage in top outlets, such as Drew Westen in the Washington Post.

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Emory political scientist Andra Gillespie sharpened her media interview skills over several years of working with the media relations team and is now a sought-after national political commentator. She confidently tackles print and broadcast interviews in top outlets like the New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post, building on relationships kindled by the media relations team and forming her own. Gillespie was a member of PBS NewsHour's 2016 election night coverage team, sharing a desk with Judy Woodruff of PBS News Hour and David Brooks of the New York Times.

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