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Dana Bash

CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent; Covers the U.S. House & Senate

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Dana Bash Biography

With almost two decades covering domestic politics for CNN, few can rival Dana Bash’s acumen of national politics. A shrewd observer of all things Washington, Dana leaves audiences informed and engaged on topics as far ranging as the national political mood, women in politics and her own connection to Judaism.

Dana also brings her extensive interview experience to the stage as a moderator, having facilitated presidential primary debates as well as CNN’s political town hall specials.

Dana Bash is CNN's chief political correspondent and co-anchor of “State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash,” the network's Sunday morning newsmaker show. Bash is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both campaigns and Congress and regularly serves as a moderator for CNN's political town hall specials. She also moderated CNN's first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit, as well as the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle held in Washington, D.C. Bash also anchored special coverage of "Election Night in America" surrounding the 2020 election, which lasted several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner. Bash is the winner of the National Press Foundation's 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

With white nationalists radicalized online perpetrating deadly shootings and insidious conspiracy theories and tropes normalized by political leaders, Bash has taken an in- depth look for a CNN Special Report Rising Hate: Antisemitism in America. The documentary first aired in August 2022. In the timely and unique hour, Bash visited Jewish communities still reeling from recent violence, including Poway, California, where CNN cameras were the first allowed inside since the deadly attack in 2019, and the Temple in Colleyville, Texas, where an extremist antisemite took congregants hostage.

Bash also gets a first look at a command center dedicated to tracking threats against Jews by monitoring the deepest corners of the dark web. In interviews with everyone from victims of hate, to a former Skinhead, to scholars and experts, the report digs deep into the complex reasons for growing antisemitism in the U.S. and, most importantly, explores ways to help curb it.

In 2021, Bash launched her CNN series “Being... ,” which goes beyond her Sunday morning news- making interviews. The series features in- depth conversations with individuals affecting American policy, politics, and culture — giving viewers an understanding of the human being behind the public face. In 2017, Bash launched her digital CNN series, “Badass Women of Washington,” highlighting women from a wide range of backgrounds and generations to show how they have shattered glass ceilings on their way up the ranks.

Bash played a key role in CNN's 2016 presidential primary debates, serving as a questioner in six of the network's seven primetime primary debates on both sides of the aisle. Bash also serves as a co-anchor on set in the CNN Election Center for all election night specials. As part of her coverage of the 2016 presidential campaigns, Bash conducted sit- down interviews with majority of the candidates including Donald Trump; Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sanders; and Governors Jeb Bush and John Kasich.

Bash also continues to be instrumental to the network's Capitol Hill coverage. In 2015, she broke news on live television that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would not be running for Speaker of the House and also conducted Speaker John Boehner's final interview on his last day in office. Bash also served as the lead correspondent covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11- hour testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. She played a key role in the network's midterm "Election Night in America" coverage providing reports from the war rooms of the RNC, the DNC and CNN's Election Center in Washington. Bash has secured several key interviews with lawmakers, including a television-exclusive with Sen. Rob Portman (R- Ohio) to talk about his gay marriage reversal, the groundbreaking interview with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), and the first interviews with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after each member's Senate filibuster.

Bash graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree in political communications from The George Washington University.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Dana Bash

    Speaking fees for Dana Bash, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dana Bash are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dana Bash, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dana Bash speak about?

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    Dana Bash generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dana Bash for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dana Bash for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dana Bash or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent; Covers the U.S. House & Senate

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Dana Bash Biography

With almost two decades covering domestic politics for CNN, few can rival Dana Bash’s acumen of national politics. A shrewd observer of all things Washington, Dana leaves audiences informed and engaged on topics as far ranging as the national political mood, women in politics and her own connection to Judaism.

Dana also brings her extensive interview experience to the stage as a moderator, having facilitated presidential primary debates as well as CNN’s political town hall specials.

Dana Bash is CNN's chief political correspondent and co-anchor of “State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash,” the network's Sunday morning newsmaker show. Bash is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both campaigns and Congress and regularly serves as a moderator for CNN's political town hall specials. She also moderated CNN's first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit, as well as the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle held in Washington, D.C. Bash also anchored special coverage of "Election Night in America" surrounding the 2020 election, which lasted several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner. Bash is the winner of the National Press Foundation's 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

With white nationalists radicalized online perpetrating deadly shootings and insidious conspiracy theories and tropes normalized by political leaders, Bash has taken an in- depth look for a CNN Special Report Rising Hate: Antisemitism in America. The documentary first aired in August 2022. In the timely and unique hour, Bash visited Jewish communities still reeling from recent violence, including Poway, California, where CNN cameras were the first allowed inside since the deadly attack in 2019, and the Temple in Colleyville, Texas, where an extremist antisemite took congregants hostage.

Bash also gets a first look at a command center dedicated to tracking threats against Jews by monitoring the deepest corners of the dark web. In interviews with everyone from victims of hate, to a former Skinhead, to scholars and experts, the report digs deep into the complex reasons for growing antisemitism in the U.S. and, most importantly, explores ways to help curb it.

In 2021, Bash launched her CNN series “Being... ,” which goes beyond her Sunday morning news- making interviews. The series features in- depth conversations with individuals affecting American policy, politics, and culture — giving viewers an understanding of the human being behind the public face. In 2017, Bash launched her digital CNN series, “Badass Women of Washington,” highlighting women from a wide range of backgrounds and generations to show how they have shattered glass ceilings on their way up the ranks.

Bash played a key role in CNN's 2016 presidential primary debates, serving as a questioner in six of the network's seven primetime primary debates on both sides of the aisle. Bash also serves as a co-anchor on set in the CNN Election Center for all election night specials. As part of her coverage of the 2016 presidential campaigns, Bash conducted sit- down interviews with majority of the candidates including Donald Trump; Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sanders; and Governors Jeb Bush and John Kasich.

Bash also continues to be instrumental to the network's Capitol Hill coverage. In 2015, she broke news on live television that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would not be running for Speaker of the House and also conducted Speaker John Boehner's final interview on his last day in office. Bash also served as the lead correspondent covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11- hour testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. She played a key role in the network's midterm "Election Night in America" coverage providing reports from the war rooms of the RNC, the DNC and CNN's Election Center in Washington. Bash has secured several key interviews with lawmakers, including a television-exclusive with Sen. Rob Portman (R- Ohio) to talk about his gay marriage reversal, the groundbreaking interview with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), and the first interviews with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after each member's Senate filibuster.

Bash graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree in political communications from The George Washington University.

Dana Bash Videos

  • Bash: Pelosi is pushing every single one of Trump's buttons
  • Dana Bash: Covering gender issues in the 2016 race - YouTube
    Even with one candidate vying to be the first female president, few predicted that gender would play as key a role in 2016 as it did. Dana Bash from...

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  • How do I book Dana Bash to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Dana Bash for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Dana Bash, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Dana Bash or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Dana Bash

    Speaking fees for Dana Bash, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Dana Bash are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Dana Bash, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Dana Bash speak about?

  • Where does Dana Bash travel from?

    Dana Bash generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Dana Bash’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Dana Bash for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dana Bash for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Dana Bash or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Dana Bash is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dana Bash for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Dana Bash generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jessica Yellin, Angela Rye, Gloria Borger, Abby Phillip and Donna Brazile. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dana Bash for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dana Bash Speaker Videos

  • Bash: Pelosi is pushing every single one of Trump's buttons
    Dana Bash: Covering gender issues in the 2016 race - YouTube
    Even with one candidate vying to be the first female president, few predicted that gender would play as key a role in 2016 as it did. Dana Bash from CNN delves into the role gender played in the 2016...

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