Amanda Terkel is Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor at Huffington Post. Previously, she served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org, the award-winning top political blog. Amanda has also served as the Center’s Special Assistant for Strategic Planning and has experience on various national and state-level political campaigns and in government offices.While at ThinkProgress, Amanda helped guide the site from a start-up nonprofit blog to an award-winning progressive site that drives the debates of the day, focusing on rapid-response research, reporting, and analysis. According to Politico, ThinkProgress has been on “a steady upward climb since launching in January 2005” and is now making its mark on the national political scene.Amanda’s writings have been published by The New York Times, Politico, Salon, The Daily Beast, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, The American Prospect, and In These Times. She has appeared as a guest on various television and radio networks, including MSNBC, Fox News, and BBC, and was honored with a 2010 New Leaders Council 40 Under 40 Award, which recognizes young leaders who exemplify the spirit of progressive political entrepreneurship.Amanda graduated from Colgate University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in political science. She originally hails from Western New York.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Amanda Terkel and other top speakers and celebrities.