About Robert Schlesinger


Robert Schlesinger is a Washington, D.C.-area writer, editor and commentator and president of Schlesinger Communications.

A veteran journalist, he was most recently the Managing Editor for Opinion at U.S. News & World Report, where he both oversaw and contributed commentary on politics and current affairs. His work has also appeared in such publications as NBC News’ Think section, The Washington Monthly, The Weekly Standard, Salon.com, The American Conservative, Mother Jones, Campaigns & Elections, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, People and The Hill, among others.

He previously worked at The Boston Globe, The Hill and the Center for Public Integrity.

Fifteen years of reporting included covering Congress, the executive branch and federal politics and policy. Running the U.S News & World Report opinion section for a decade, he edited opeds from everyone from senators to presidential candidates to business executives to other top influencers.

His book “White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters,” a narrative history of presidential ghostwriters from FDR through George W. Bush, was published to critical acclaim in 2008.

You can reach him at rob@schlesingercomms.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @rschles.

See his full LinkedIn profile here.