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Jeff Birnbaum is an award-winning author, television commentator, and a columnist for the Washington Post since March 2004. Prior to that, he spent seven years as the chief of Fortune magazine's Washington bureau and two years as a senior political correspondent for Fortune's sister publication, Time. Before joining Time in 1995, Birnbaum worked for the Wall Street Journal for 16 years where his last job was as White House correspondent. On television he is a political analyst for Fox News Channel and is a regular panelist on PBS's Washington Week.

Birnbaum pens a column called K Street Confidential and also writes features about the intersection of business and politics. Previously, as Fortune's senior writer in D.C., Birnbaum authored the magazine's "Power 25" survey that assessed which lobbying groups have the most clout in the capital. Washingtonian magazine recently selected him as one of "Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists."

Birnbaum is the author of The Money Men, which examines campaign fund-raising and was published in 2000. His first book, Showdown at Gucci Gulch, was written with Alan Murray in 1987. This classic chronicle of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 won the American Political Science Association's coveted Carey McWilliams Award in 1988. In 1992, Birnbaum's second book, The Lobbyists, was a Washington Post bestseller. Madhouse, Birnbaum's third book, was published in 1996.

Birnbaum is currently a commentator for public radio's "Marketplace," and in 1998, Birnbaum was hired as a Fox News contributor. He is featured regularly on Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume as one of the show's "Fox All Stars" and on several other Fox News programs, including Weekend Live as "Mr. 'Splainer Man." He is also a familiar face on PBS's Washington Week and has appeared on Today, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, Fox News Sunday, The Charlie Rose Show, NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", and CNN's CNNfn, Inside Politics and Crossfire.

He has lectured for trade and professional groups and at major colleges including Harvard, Amherst, Penn, and the University of Texas.

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Birnbaum is married with three children. He graduated as English major from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.

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The Money Men: The Real Story of Fund-raising's Influence on Political Power in America

The Money Men: The Real Story of Fund-raising's Influence on Political Power in America

The Lobbyists: How Influence Peddlers Work Their Way in Washington

The Lobbyists: How Influence Peddlers Work Their Way in Washington

Speaking Topics
  • Political Outlook and the Next Election.

    Jeffrey Birnbaum is a political commentator, analyst, columnist, and author who has spent his career concentrating on what is happening in Washington. Birnbaum analyzes both sides of the political playing field through every possible mode of media. His observations and intuitions are highly regarded among his peers and help contribute to some of the most astute political scrutiny in the press. Audiences get a firsthand account of Birnbaum’s expertise and candor during each presentation. With the expertise that only decades of experience can bring, he addresses the current political outlook, how hot topics affect the current crop of presidential hopefuls, and the state of America on the world stage.

  • The Intersection of Business and Government.

    Birnbaum offers an insider’s look at the intersection of business and government. From how corporations affect policy to the public versus private sector debates, he offers his viewpoint as someone who has studied lobbyists and politicians for decades.

  • Taxes.

    As a former tax reporter and the author of Showdown at Gucci Gulch, which chronicles the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and won the American Political Science Association’s coveted Carey McWilliams Award, Birnbaum can speak authoritatively to tax issues, proposed tax plans, and the best (and worst) potential changes to the tax code.

  • The Economy: Recession Politics & the Prospects for Growth

  • Washington in Uncertain times: The Outlook for Legislation & Elections

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Jeffrey Birnbaum

Washington Post Columnist

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Jeffrey Birnbaum Biography

Jeff Birnbaum is an award-winning author, television commentator, and a columnist for the Washington Post since March 2004. Prior to that, he spent seven years as the chief of Fortune magazine's Washington bureau and two years as a senior political correspondent for Fortune's sister publication, Time. Before joining Time in 1995, Birnbaum worked for the Wall Street Journal for 16 years where his last job was as White House correspondent. On television he is a political analyst for Fox News Channel and is a regular panelist on PBS's Washington Week.

Birnbaum pens a column called K Street Confidential and also writes features about the intersection of business and politics. Previously, as Fortune's senior writer in D.C., Birnbaum authored the magazine's "Power 25" survey that assessed which lobbying groups have the most clout in the capital. Washingtonian magazine recently selected him as one of "Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists."

Birnbaum is the author of The Money Men, which examines campaign fund-raising and was published in 2000. His first book, Showdown at Gucci Gulch, was written with Alan Murray in 1987. This classic chronicle of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 won the American Political Science Association's coveted Carey McWilliams Award in 1988. In 1992, Birnbaum's second book, The Lobbyists, was a Washington Post bestseller. Madhouse, Birnbaum's third book, was published in 1996.

Birnbaum is currently a commentator for public radio's "Marketplace," and in 1998, Birnbaum was hired as a Fox News contributor. He is featured regularly on Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume as one of the show's "Fox All Stars" and on several other Fox News programs, including Weekend Live as "Mr. 'Splainer Man." He is also a familiar face on PBS's Washington Week and has appeared on Today, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, Fox News Sunday, The Charlie Rose Show, NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", and CNN's CNNfn, Inside Politics and Crossfire.

He has lectured for trade and professional groups and at major colleges including Harvard, Amherst, Penn, and the University of Texas.

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Birnbaum is married with three children. He graduated as English major from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.

Jeffrey Birnbaum Videos

  • Birnbaum on Washington (Nov. 23, 2009)
  • Jeff Birnbaum on corporate governance | MEAB Bank | World ...

Jeffrey Birnbaum Books

Jeffrey Birnbaum Speaking Topics

  • Political Outlook and the Next Election.

    Jeffrey Birnbaum is a political commentator, analyst, columnist, and author who has spent his career concentrating on what is happening in Washington. Birnbaum analyzes both sides of the political playing field through every possible mode of media. His observations and intuitions are highly regarded among his peers and help contribute to some of the most astute political scrutiny in the press. Audiences get a firsthand account of Birnbaum’s expertise and candor during each presentation. With the expertise that only decades of experience can bring, he addresses the current political outlook, how hot topics affect the current crop of presidential hopefuls, and the state of America on the world stage.

  • The Intersection of Business and Government.

    Birnbaum offers an insider’s look at the intersection of business and government. From how corporations affect policy to the public versus private sector debates, he offers his viewpoint as someone who has studied lobbyists and politicians for decades.

  • Taxes.

    As a former tax reporter and the author of Showdown at Gucci Gulch, which chronicles the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and won the American Political Science Association’s coveted Carey McWilliams Award, Birnbaum can speak authoritatively to tax issues, proposed tax plans, and the best (and worst) potential changes to the tax code.

  • The Economy: Recession Politics & the Prospects for Growth

  • Washington in Uncertain times: The Outlook for Legislation & Elections

FAQs on booking Jeffrey Birnbaum

  • How to book Jeffrey Birnbaum?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeffrey Birnbaum 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 Jeffrey Birnbaum, 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 Jeffrey Birnbaum or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jeffrey Birnbaum?

    Booking fees for Jeffrey Birnbaum, 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 Jeffrey Birnbaum, 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 Jeffrey Birnbaum?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeffrey Birnbaum 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 Jeffrey Birnbaum 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 Jeffrey Birnbaum or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeffrey Birnbaum 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.

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Jeffrey Birnbaum Speaker Videos

  • Birnbaum on Washington (Nov. 23, 2009)
    Jeff Birnbaum on corporate governance | MEAB Bank | World ...

Jeffrey Birnbaum Speaking Topics

  • Political Outlook and the Next Election.

    Jeffrey Birnbaum is a political commentator, analyst, columnist, and author who has spent his career concentrating on what is happening in Washington. Birnbaum analyzes both sides of the political playing field through every possible mode of media. His observations and intuitions are highly regarded among his peers and help contribute to some of the most astute political scrutiny in the press. Audiences get a firsthand account of Birnbaum’s expertise and candor during each presentation. With the expertise that only decades of experience can bring, he addresses the current political outlook, how hot topics affect the current crop of presidential hopefuls, and the state of America on the world stage.

  • The Intersection of Business and Government.

    Birnbaum offers an insider’s look at the intersection of business and government. From how corporations affect policy to the public versus private sector debates, he offers his viewpoint as someone who has studied lobbyists and politicians for decades.

  • Taxes.

    As a former tax reporter and the author of Showdown at Gucci Gulch, which chronicles the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and won the American Political Science Association’s coveted Carey McWilliams Award, Birnbaum can speak authoritatively to tax issues, proposed tax plans, and the best (and worst) potential changes to the tax code.

  • The Economy: Recession Politics & the Prospects for Growth

  • Washington in Uncertain times: The Outlook for Legislation & Elections

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