Robert Schlesinger

Deputy assistant managing editor, opinion at US News & World Report

Robert Schlesinger is deputy assistant managing editor, opinion at US News & World Report where he blogs at Thomas Jefferson Street. His first book, White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters, was recently published by Simon & Schuster.

His work has appeared in such publications as People, The Washington Monthly,, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, and Campaigns & Elections magazine among others.

He teaches a course on political reporting at Boston University's Washington Journalism Center, where he also edits.

He also blogs at Robert Emmet and his thoughts on sports can be found at

From 2001 to early 2004, he was a DC reporter for The Boston Globe, covering issues ranging from energy and the environment to national security and the Pentagon. Earlier, he was chief congressional correspondent for (2000), a political Internet site, and a reporter and Political Editor at The
Hill (1997-2000), which covers Congress. Prior to joining The Hill, he learned investigative journalism while doing research on the chemical industry and on advisers to presidential candidates at the Center for Public Integrity.

A graduate of Middlebury College, he lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife and dog.

He can be reached at