• Amy Walter is a political analyst and journalist born in 1969 in Arlington, Virginia.
• She is a senior editor at The Cook Political Report and Editor-in-Chief of National Journal's The Hotline.
• She graduated summa cum laude in journalism and political science from Colby College.
• She is married to Kathryn Hamm since 2013 and adopted a son named Caleb.
• She is active on social media, with 130,000 followers on Twitter and 7,000 fans on Facebook.

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FactNational editor, "The Cook Political Report".

Who is Amy Walter?

Amy Walter was born on the 19th October 1969, in Arlington, Virginia USA, and is a political analyst and journalist, best known to the world for her work with The Cook Political Report since 1997, and also as a senior editor covering the US House of Representatives. Furthermore, she was also the Editor in Chief at the National Journal’s The Hotline, among many other differing accomplishments.

Is Amy Walter a Democrat?

According to reports, Amy never chose sides politically, but has instead focused entirely on her career as a political analyst, giving comments on the recent state in both major parties in the USA. She can be seen in a number of political shows on various TV networks, including “PBS NewsHour”, “Meet the Press”, and “Face the Nation”, among others.

Amy Walter Bio: Early Life and Education

Amy has been focused on hiding all the major details about her childhood, including the identity of her parents and whether she has siblings or not. However, one thing she hasn’t hidden is her education – after matriculating, she enrolled at Colby College from which she graduated summa cum laude in journalism and political science.

Career Beginnings

Almost immediately after graduating Amy launched her career, when she was hired by The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan online newspaper, focused on analyzing and commentating on elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as state Governor’s offices, and the American Presidency as well. She joined the newspaper in 1997, and for the next ten years she was the senior editor covering the US House of Representatives. Gradually, through experience and effective reporting and analyzing, she became more popular with political analysts, and soon became one of them. She was eventually promoted to the position of a national editor of The Cook Political Report, a position she still holds.

Rise to Prominence

In addition, Amy has been a part of the ABC News in Washington DC as political director, responsible for all political coverage on ABCNews.com. Additionally, she gave on-air analysis on ABC News programs such as “Good Morning America”, “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline”, among others, providing her analyses and comments in regards to the political state in the country. This has made her a star political analyst, continuing to improve her career, and joining other television networks, including CBS, PBS, and CNN, contributing to “PBS NewsHour”, “Fox News Sunday”, and “Real Time with Bill Maher”.  Most recently, Amy started a panel discussion about Democrat’s chances to control the House of Representatives once the November elections end.

Written Work

Aside from her television contribution, Amy has used her skills and influence to share her views in the printed media, and so far her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among many other popular publications, which has only improved further her popularity.

Do You Know How Rich Amy Walter Is?

Since launching her career, Amy has become quite a popular political analyst, and has contributed to a number of shows, thanks to her knowledge, in addition to her daily work at The Cook Political Report. So, have you ever wondered how rich Amy Walter is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Walter’s net worth is as high as $5 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

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Do You Know About Amy’s Personal Life? Affairs, Gay, Marriage, Children?

When it comes to her personal life, Amy is quite open about her most intimate details; she is a lesbian, open about her sexuality, has never had any problems expressing it, and since 2013 she has been married to Kathryn Hamm, a writer on same-sex marriage. The couple met back in 1993 through a mutual friend, and soon became a couple. She and Kathryn ‘married’ in 1999 for the first time, however, same-sex marriage at the time was illegal across the USA, and the two decided to make their marriage official in 2013. Since then, the two have adopted a son, named Caleb.

Internet Popularity

Amy has used social media platforms fully, to promote her views and direct work. She is quite active on Twitter, though she is also no stranger on Facebook. Amy’s official Twitter account has 130,000 followers, with whom she has shared her detailed political opinions, most notably on President Trump’s newest actions, among other tweets, all of which you can see on her official page. Amy can also be found on Facebook, on which she has around 7,000 fans, and on which she has also shared her political analyses. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent figure in the USA politics, then this is a perfect opportunity for you – just skip over to her official pages.


1Former ABC News political director.
2National editor, "The Cook Political Report".



Face the Nation2013-2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself / Herself - Cook Political Report
Meet the Press2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
MTP Daily2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Lead with Jake Tapper2017TV SeriesHerself
Fox News Sunday2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
PBS NewsHour2016TV SeriesHerself
Washington Week in Review2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host / Herself - The Cook Political Report - National Editor
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHerself - National Editor, Cook Political Report
Melissa Harris-Perry2013TV SeriesHerself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2011TV SeriesHerself - ABC News Political Director
This Week2011TV SeriesHerself - ABC News Political Director
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormABC News: Vote 2010 (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Of course she is a Democrat, you cannot work for pbs unless you are a Democrat, it also helps that she is a homosexual.

  2. Anyone with an ounce of brain material can discern that Amy is a conservative. Being a lesbian is NOT an automatic indicator one is lgbtqxyz.

    My husband, lacking brain material isn’t familiar with Tammy Bruce, for example or the log cabin republicans.

  3. Amy Walter is extremely happy to keep telling us how terrible things are going for Dems and how well Trumpism and Repbs generally are doing.She overflows with delight.

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