John Heilemann


John Heilemann

American journalist, national-affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC

John Heilemann, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, has covered politics, business, and their intersection for twenty-five years in America and abroad. A regular contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he is the co-author of the bestsellers Game Change and Double Down, on the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, respectively. He is also author of the books Stump and Mark Peterson: Political Theatre.

Heilemann was previously the national affairs editor for New York Magazine and Before joining New York Magazine in 2005, Heilemann was a staff writer for The New Yorker, Wired, and The Economist. His first book, Pride Before the Fall, about Bill Gates and the Microsoft antitrust trial, was named by BusinessWeek as one of the best books of 2001. His writing has also appeared in Vanity Fair, GQ, TIME, Outside, The New Republic, and The Washington Monthly.

In Game Change, Heilemann and Halperin told the inside story of Barack Obama’s reelection over Mitt Romney. A movie based on Game Change—starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Ed Harris—premiered on HBO in 2012 and went on to win five Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award.

Heilemann was the moderator of the Rule of Law, Investigations, Testing the New Supremes discussion at The Common Good in 2019.

Twitter: @jheil