David Wasserman

U.S. House Editor, The Cook Political Report

David Wasserman is the U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for The Cook Political Report, which provides non-partisan analyses of presidential, Senate, House and gubernatorial races. In 2016, he drew wide praise for his accurate pre-election analysis, including a September piece entitled, “How Trump Could Win the White House While Losing the Popular Vote.” 

Mr. Wasserman served as an election night analyst for NBC News in 2016, 2012 and 2008 and has appeared on “NBC Nightly News,” “ABC World News,” “C-SPAN Washington Journal,” CNN and NPR. He is a frequent contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com and has been cited in numerous outlets including POLITICO, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and RealClearPolitics. In 2018, his collaboration with FiveThirtyEight, the "Atlas of Redistricting," earned top prize for News Data App of the Year from the Global Editors Network.

Prior to joining The Cook Political Report, Mr. Wasserman was House editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and website. He also served as a contributing writer to the 2014 and 2016 editions of the “Almanac of American Politics,” and is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer including at Harvard's Institute of Politics, the Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. In 2014, he earned “Best of Twitter” honors for his real-time election coverage.

Mr. Wasserman earned a bachelor’s degree in government with distinction from the University of Virginia and was recognized for his thesis study of congressional redistricting standards.