|Jeff Birnbaum, President of BGR Public Relations, leads a team in Washington and London that gives strategic advice to coalitions, companies and governments about handling the media and public policy development.
An award-winning journalist, Jeff has worked for the premier news outlets in the United States. His experience includes serving as a White House, congressional and tax reporter for the Wall Street Journal, a senior political correspondent for Time Magazine, Washington bureau chief for Fortune Magazine and a columnist for the Washington Post. He is also the author of four books about Washington including the award-winning Showdown at Gucci Gulch, which he wrote with Alan S. Murray. In 1994, he won the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award for his coverage of the White House.
Jeff is a longtime contributor to Fox News Channel and is a columnist for the Washington Times, where he served as Managing Editor - Digital, in charge of multimedia and online news. In that role, Jeff helped oversee a newsroom staff of more than 170 and was involved in editing and orchestrating major-story coverage. He also founded Washington Insight/Energy, a subscriber-based news service directed at industry leaders who want premium information about Washington policy and politics. In addition, Birnbaum oversaw the TV and radio operations.
Jeff was a columnist for the Washington Post for four and a half years, covering the intersection of business and government. Prior to working at the Post, he spent seven years as the chief of Fortune magazine's Washington bureau and two years as a senior political correspondent for Fortune's sister publication, Time. Before joining Time in 1995, Birnbaum worked for the Wall Street Journal for 16 years.
Jeff's latest book, The Money Men, examines campaign fund-raising and was published in 2000. His first, Showdown at Gucci Gulch, was published in 1987 and won the American Political Science Association's coveted Carey McWilliams Award in 1988. In 1992, Jeff's second book, The Lobbyists, was a Washington Post best seller. Madhouse, Jeff's third book, about President Clinton's White House, was published in 1996.
As a political analyst for Fox News Channel, Jeff was featured for more than a decade on Fox News' Special Report as one of the show's "Fox All Stars" and on several other Fox News programs as well as the Fox Business Network. He now appears frequently on Fox News Radio as its political analyst and comments every Monday morning on WBZ radio in Boston.
A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jeff is married with three children. He graduated magna cum laude with honors as an English major from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.