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Gloria Borger

CNN Senior Political Analyst

With humor, candor and an insider’s perspective, Borger breaks down the political and policy issues of the day, making them accessible to all audiences, and reveals how current news and events will influence the future and the lives and careers of everyday citizens.

Since beginning her career as a journalist at the Washington Star in 1976, Borger has climbed the ranks and become an in-demand Washington political analyst. Known for her appearances on CNN’s The Situation Room and as part of the CNN Election Center, she was also a contributing editor to U.S. News and World Report, where she wrote the “On Politics” column. She also played a key role in CNN’s America Votes 2008 coverage, which earned the network a Peabody Award.

Formerly a CBS News national political correspondent and a contributor on Face the Nation and 60 Minutes II, Borger has extensive experience covering the ins and outs of politics in election years and beyond. Whether covering the legislative process as Newsweek’s former chief congressional correspondent or following day-to-day actions in an election season, Borger provides keen insight into what makes the nation tick.

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Media speaker Gloria Borger’s specialty as a journalist is getting behind the headlines–answering the “why” about the way Washington works. As a senior political analyst for CNN and a former political columnist for U.S. News and World Report, Borger’s job is to explain Washington to the rest of the world. She understands and knows the personalities as well as policy issues and enjoys expounding on how the two are intertwined.


Gloria Borger is CNN’s senior political analyst, appearing regularly across all CNN dayside and primetime platforms, including The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Lead with Jake Tapper, and AC360 with Anderson Cooper. She also plays a pivotal role in covering elections and other breaking news.

In April of 2023 Borger was honored with the Hall of Fame achievement award by Washington Women in journalism.

Borger has reported documentaries and long form pieces for CNN, including the two-hour election profiles of now President Joe Biden, former president Donald Trump, and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. She also reported the award winning and Emmy-nominated documentary pieces, “The Odd Couple,” on lawyers Ted Olsen and David Boies, who joined together—after being on opposite sides of the Bush v Gore case in 2000—to shepherd gay marriage to the Supreme Court. And she also reported the well-received documentary “Almost President: The Agony of Defeat,” which profiled former presidential candidates who described what it was like to live through a failed presidential campaign—perhaps the greatest public failure in American political life.

In addition to documentaries, Borger’s pieces also include a look at the first hundred days of the COVID-19 vaccine; a portrait of Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the January 6 committee; and a piece on Eric Adams as he was becoming mayor of New York, to name a few.
Before joining CNN in September 2007, Borger was CBS News’ national political correspondent and a contributor to CBS’s Face the Nation, 60 Minutes II and the network’s special events coverage. From 2002 to 2004, she was the co-anchor of CNBC’s Capital Report. Borger began her professional career as a reporter at The Washington Star where she covered politics and co-authored a daily serial, eventually published as a book, Federal Triangle, a parody of political life in Washington. Borger was a political columnist for U.S. News & World Report and chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek. Early in her career, Borger was awarded the Watson Traveling Fellowship to study the British press.

Borger graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., where she has served on the board of trustees.


"Gloria’s presentation was very well-received with numerous positive comments being communicated. She was a perfect fit for our group – very well rounded in her thought’s and views while also being provocative and stimulating thinking among the attendees."

– Health Insights Foundation


"Gloria Borger simply delighted our audience of politically savvy healthcare professionals. Charming, incisive, gracious, witty—these superlatives and more like them are what I still hear about Gloria Borger from my members."

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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