Astead Herndon

Astead Herndon is a national politics reporter for the New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. He hosts "The Run Up," a political podcast from The New York Times. Previously, Herndon was an integral part of the Times political coverage in the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential elections -- anchoring the Times' coverage of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. In 2020, Herndon was named to the Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 media list. His work, on white grievance and grassroots Republicans, was included among the New York Times package that was named a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes. He previously worked for The Boston Globe.
Panel from Democracy Summit:
The Mandate for Pro-Democracy Journalism
"I think of being a Black journalist as being pro-truth, pro-accountability and succeeding the tradition of Black journalists who have pushed the industry on what that looks like.” -Source
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