Learn all the interesting facts you need to know about the American reporter Charlie Cook.
Charlie Cook is best known as a renowned political analyst and commentator who specializes in election forecasts and political trends. He is the editor and publisher of 'The Cook Political Report,' where he writes election forecasts and rankings, and he also works as a political analyst for the National Journal Group.
Charlie is also a political analyst for NBC News. He writes two columns for National Journal, 'The Cook Report' for the main publication and 'Off to the Races' for the online National Journal Congress Daily. He's been providing election night commentary for various television networks since the 1984 US presidential election. Many people don't know much about the 66-year-old political commentator, so we compiled some interesting facts about Charlie Cook in the sections below.
Charlie Cook - who recently underwent weight loss - is one of the most respected political analysts in the country. He is praised by many newspapers and news media for discussing current political and legislative environments in a balanced, non-partisan way, with The Washingtonian even calling him 'the man who knows more about politics than anyone else.'
Charlie Cook is one of the most respected political analysts in the country.
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Charlie Cook is also renowned for encyclopedic knowledge, and quick wit and the Wall Street Journal even described him as 'the Picasso of election analysis.'
Charlie Cook's been serving as a political analyst with NBC since 1994. He's also frequently appeared in other news channels and programs such as ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC's This Week.
Charlie Cook's appeared in several news channels.
Since the 1990s, Charlie Cook has made appearances in over a dozen times on NBC's Meet the Press. Over the years Charlie has served as an Election Night analyst for CBS, CNN, and NBC and, since 1996, on NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in New York.
Charlie Cook worked on Capitol Hill in the early years for then-Senator J. Bennett Johnston. He was a Democrat from Shreveport who served from 1972 to 1997.
Charlie Cook worked on Capitol Hill in the early years of his career.
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Charlie Cook also worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Policy Committee. Additionally, he also worked as a pollster and campaign consultant, and on the staff of BUILD-PAC, the political action committee of the trade association, the National Association of Home Builders.
In 1984, Charlie founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report. The newsletter publishes analyses of the primaries and general elections for federal political offices and state governorships.
In 1984, Charlie founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report.
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The New York Times described 'Cook Political Report' as 'a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.' The newsletter's predictions are accorded high credibility among journalists and politicians.
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Charlie Cook was born to Mary Hudgens Cook and Charles Cook Sr. His siblings include two sisters, Carole and Margaret, and a brother, Robert. Charlie's father was a highly decorated officer in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and an electrical engineering graduate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Charlie Cook was born to Mary Hudgens Cook and Charles Cook Sr.
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Charlie Cook went to Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport and graduated in 1972. After graduating high school, he attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Currently, he and his wife Lucy live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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