Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, covers politics, elections and government for the magazine and TIME.com. Halperin is also the creator and author of TIME.com’s The Page, a news-and-analysis tip sheet that gathers and edits the latest political stories, campaign ads, TV clips, videos and campaign reactions from every news source, along with Halperin’s own analysis. In addition, Halperin is senior political analyst for MSNBC, where he appears regularly on Morning Joe and other programs on the cable channel. He also is a frequent guest on “Meet the Press” and “Charlie Rose.”
Prior to joining TIME in April 2007, Halperin worked for nearly 20 years at ABC News, where he covered five presidential elections and served as political director from November 1997 to April 2007. In that role, he was responsible for political reporting and planning for the network’s television, radio and Internet political coverage. He also appeared regularly on ABC News TV and radio as a correspondent and analyst, contributing commentary and reporting during election-night coverage, presidential inaugurations and State of the Union speeches. At ABC, Halperin reported on every major American political story, including working as a full-time reporter covering Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992 and the Clinton White House. He also covered major nonpolitical stories such
as the O.J. Simpson criminal trial and the Oklahoma City bombing.
He is a co-author of the New York Times No. 1 best seller Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, Palin and McCain, and the Race of a Lifetime (Harper, 2010), which was made into an HBO film in 2012; author of The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President (Harper Perennial, 2007); and co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 (Random House, 2006).
Halperin received his B.A. from Harvard University and resides in New York City with Karen Avrich.
He is on Twitter @MarkHalperin.