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John Avlon

Senior Political Analyst & Fill-In Anchor at CNN, Former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast

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 John Avlon Biography

John Avlon is an author, columnist and commentator. He is a senior political analyst and fill-in anchor at CNN, appearing on New Day every morning.

From 2013 to 2018, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast, during which time the site’s traffic more than doubled to over one million readers a day while winning 17 journalism awards.

He is the author of the books "Independent Nation," "Wingnuts," and "Washington’s Farewell" as well as co-editor of the acclaimed "Deadline Artists" journalism anthologies.

Avlon served as chief speechwriter to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for best online column in 2012.

After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, he and his team were responsible for writing the eulogies for all firefighters and police officers murdered in the destruction of the World Trade Center. Avlon’s essay on the attacks, “The Resilient City” concluded the anthology "Empire City: New York through the Centuries" and won acclaim as “the single best essay written in the wake of 9/11.”

His first book, "Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics" was described by Barron’s as “a rewarding portrait of a political trend the established parties have tried to ignore” and hailed by TheModerateVoice.com as “the best political book ever on American centrist voters.”

The two "Deadline Artists" anthologies, which Avlon co-edited with Jesse Angelo and Errol Louis, won acclaim from the Washington Post as “one of the greatest collections of newspaper articles ever compiled” while the American Journalism Review described it as “the most addictive journalism book ever.”

Avlon has appeared on The Daily Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS and C-Span. He has spoken at the Kennedy School of Government, the Citadel, the State Department’s visiting journalist program and civic organizations around the nation.

Avlon is also a co-founder of No Labels – a group of Democrats, Republicans and Independents dedicated to the politics of problem-solving and making government work again.

Columnist Kathleen Parker wrote, “Americans who are fed up with the Ann Coulter/Michael Moore school of debate and are looking for someone to articulate a commonsense, middle path, may have found their voice in John Avlon.”

He is married to Margaret Hoover, a conservative political analyst who is the great-granddaughter of former president Herbert Hoover, as well as the author of American Individualism and host of PBS’s Firing Line. The New York Times says, “Their telegenic union may be a lesson in overcoming the orthodoxies that divide us.”

They live in New York City with their son, Jack and daughter, Toula Lou.

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John Avlon

Senior Political Analyst & Fill-In Anchor at CNN, Former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast

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John Avlon Biography

John Avlon is an author, columnist and commentator. He is a senior political analyst and fill-in anchor at CNN, appearing on New Day every morning.

From 2013 to 2018, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast, during which time the site’s traffic more than doubled to over one million readers a day while winning 17 journalism awards.

He is the author of the books "Independent Nation," "Wingnuts," and "Washington’s Farewell" as well as co-editor of the acclaimed "Deadline Artists" journalism anthologies.

Avlon served as chief speechwriter to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for best online column in 2012.

After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, he and his team were responsible for writing the eulogies for all firefighters and police officers murdered in the destruction of the World Trade Center. Avlon’s essay on the attacks, “The Resilient City” concluded the anthology "Empire City: New York through the Centuries" and won acclaim as “the single best essay written in the wake of 9/11.”

His first book, "Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics" was described by Barron’s as “a rewarding portrait of a political trend the established parties have tried to ignore” and hailed by TheModerateVoice.com as “the best political book ever on American centrist voters.”

The two "Deadline Artists" anthologies, which Avlon co-edited with Jesse Angelo and Errol Louis, won acclaim from the Washington Post as “one of the greatest collections of newspaper articles ever compiled” while the American Journalism Review described it as “the most addictive journalism book ever.”

Avlon has appeared on The Daily Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS and C-Span. He has spoken at the Kennedy School of Government, the Citadel, the State Department’s visiting journalist program and civic organizations around the nation.

Avlon is also a co-founder of No Labels – a group of Democrats, Republicans and Independents dedicated to the politics of problem-solving and making government work again.

Columnist Kathleen Parker wrote, “Americans who are fed up with the Ann Coulter/Michael Moore school of debate and are looking for someone to articulate a commonsense, middle path, may have found their voice in John Avlon.”

He is married to Margaret Hoover, a conservative political analyst who is the great-granddaughter of former president Herbert Hoover, as well as the author of American Individualism and host of PBS’s Firing Line. The New York Times says, “Their telegenic union may be a lesson in overcoming the orthodoxies that divide us.”

They live in New York City with their son, Jack and daughter, Toula Lou.

John Avlon Videos

  • How 2018 midterms compare to past elections | Reality Check with John Avlon
    CNN's John Avlon compares the 2018 midterm election projections to past midterm results and trends.
  • Is Trump trying to write off transgender people? | Reality Check with ...
    CNN's John Avlon looks into whether or not the Trump administration is trying to "write off transgender people."
  • Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture with John Avlon
    John Avlon, editor in chief of The Daily Beast, gives the Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture in Journalism.

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  • How to book John Avlon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Avlon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Avlon, 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 pricing information and check availability for John Avlon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Avlon?

    Booking fees for John Avlon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Avlon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Avlon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Avlon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Avlon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Avlon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Avlon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Avlon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Avlon for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. John Avlon generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Angela Rye, Frank Luntz, Michael Smerconish, Laura Ingraham and Carl Bernstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Avlon for an upcoming event.

John Avlon Speaker Videos

  • How 2018 midterms compare to past elections | Reality Check with John Avlon
    CNN's John Avlon compares the 2018 midterm election projections to past midterm results and trends.
    Is Trump trying to write off transgender people? | Reality Check with ...
    CNN's John Avlon looks into whether or not the Trump administration is trying to "write off transgender people."
  • Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture with John Avlon
    John Avlon, editor in chief of The Daily Beast, gives the Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture in Journalism.

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