Todd S. Purdum


Todd S. Purdum

Editor, political correspondent

Todd S. Purdum is a senior writer at Politico, a staff writer at The Atlantic and a national editor and political correspondent at Vanity Fair. He was previously with The New York Times, where he worked for 23 years as a political writer, also serving as diplomatic correspondent and Los Angeles bureau chief.

He is the author of the books Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and A Time of Our Choosing: America's War in Iraq.

Purdum spoke at The Common Good in 2014: The Civil Rights Act with Todd Purdum - April 2, 2014.