Political Analyst Amy Walter Keynotes NAMA 2019 Fly-In Dinner

Posted On: 7/15/2019

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Amy Walter

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association has announced that Amy Walter, national editor of Cook Political Report and host of WCNYC's The Takeaway Fridays, will address this week's 2019 Fly-In conference here. She will deliver the keynote address at the dinner on Tuesday evening, July 16, at the Fairmont Washington Hotel in Georgetown.

Walter's participation continues the five-year tradition of featuring a Washington insider's perspective at the Fly-In, a major advocacy program for the convenience services industry.

For more than 20 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst.Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is national editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. In addition to her weekly appearance on the popular "Politics Monday" segment on the PBS NewsHour, Walter hosts WNYC's nationally syndicated public radio news program, "Politics with Amy Walter" on The Takeaway. She is a regular Sunday panelist on NBC's Meet the Press and CBS's Face the Nation, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox. She is former political director of ABC News.

Before joining ABC, she was the editor-in-chief of The Hotline, Washington's premier daily briefing on American politics. There she served as the political publication's primary voice for three years, providing regular analysis of the national political environment in her weekly National Journal column, "On the Trail." Walter has provided election night coverage and analysis since 1998, and was a member of CNN's Emmy-award winning election night team in 2006.

Named one of the "Top 50 Journalists" by Washingtonian magazine, Walter was dubbed one of the most powerful people in politics in George magazine for her insights into the mechanics that make the political machine run. She also won the Washington Post's Crystal Ball Award for her spot-on election predictions, and has been frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers such as theWall Street Journal, Washington Post and The New York Times.

Walter graduated summa cum laude from Colby College. She was honored by her alma mater with an honorary Ph.D., and is a Trustee Emeritus. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.

The 2019 NAMA Fly-In is scheduled for July 15 through 17. Information is available online at https://www.namanow.org/voice/dc-fly-in-advocacy-summit/