- Chris Cillizza
Christopher Michael Cillizza (pronounced /sɨˈlɪzə/; born February 20, 1976) is an American political reporter for the Washington Post. He writes The Fix, a daily political weblog for the Post website. He is a regular contributor to the Post on political issues.
Cillizza worked for The Cook Political Report and Roll Call prior to joining The Washington Post. For the Cook Report he covered governor's races and southern House races and wrote a column on politics for Congress Daily. During his four years at Roll Call, which he joined in June 2001, he reported on campaign politics from the presidential to the congressional level, finishing his time at Roll Call as the paper's White House correspondent. His freelance work has appeared in a variety of publications including the Atlantic Monthly, Washingtonian and Slate. He has also been a guest on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.
"The Fix" blog began at the Washington Post in October 2005, and includes a weekly "Friday Line" section where the ten closest electoral races of an electoral cycle — as judged by Cillizza — are profiled and analyzed. The blog's focus is American electoral politics, with Cillizza commenting on gubernatorial, Congressional and presidential elections. After multiple guest appearances on the network, Cillizza was recently named an MSNBC Political Analyst.
Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza appeared in a series of humor videos called "Mouthpiece Theater" which appeared on the Washington Post's website. An outcry followed a video in which, during a discussion of the White House "Beer Summit", they chose new brands for a number of people, including "Mad Bitch Beer" for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Both men apologized for the video and the series was canceled.
Cillizza attended the Loomis Chaffee prep school and graduated in 1994. He is a Class of 1998 alumnus of Georgetown University. Cillizza was born and raised in Marlborough, Connecticut and currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and son.
- ^ http://twitter.com/TheFix/statuses/39328041863741440
- ^ "About Chris Cilizza" biosketch at The Washington Post. [retrieved September 11, 2011].
- ^ Howard Kurtz, "Post's Video 'Theater' Ends Its Run: Hosts Apologize for Off-Color Clinton Joke", Washington Post, August 6, 2009
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