Eleanor Clift

Recognition Year: 

"An Insider's View of Washington"
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine. She reports on the White House, presidential politics, and a variety of national issues. Clift is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show The McLaughlin Group, and a political analyst for the Fox News Network. Playing herself as a member of The McLaughlin Group, she has appeared in several films, including Independence Day, Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania, and Dave, as well as the CBS series Murphy Brown.

Clift's book Founding Sisters and the 19th Amendment (2003) tells the story of the long struggle for women to gain the right to vote. The book accompanied the 2004 HBO movie Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hillary Swank and Anjelica Houston.