Expertise: Campaigns | Elections | Voting rules | Politics | Media coverage of politics | Voting trends | Women and politics
Background: Morgan E. Felchner is U.S.News & World Report’s deputy assistant managing editor, politics and contributes to the Opinion section blog. Before joining U.S. News in 2008, Felchner served as executive editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine, after holding previous positions of managing editor and associate editor at the magazine. While editor at Campaigns & Elections, a leading trade magazine covering the business and trends of politics, Felchner planned and launched a new Web division, resulting in an explosion in traffic to the site. Also, she redeveloped the magazine’s editorial package to appeal to a broader audience.
Prior to C&E, Felchner held various positions at WisPolitics.com, a political news service in Madison, Wis., covering the Wisconsin state legislature, congressional delegation and campaigns in the state. Felchner is also a member of the National Press Club, where she serves on various committees. She is also a member of the Young Women Leaders board at American University, where she works with the board to involve more young women in politics. She was the sole editor of Voting in America, a three-volume series covering all aspects of voting and politics in the United States, which was released in June 2008.
Felchner is a frequent speaker to groups of international visitors and students, and at conferences on topics ranging from campaign techniques to ethics to women and politics. In addition, she was part of the summer 2006 faculty of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. Felchner received a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Publications: editor of Voting in America (Praeger Publishers, 2008)
Media appearances: Felchner provides on-air political analysis for dozens of radio and television stations across the world, including MSNBC, Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Live, and Fox Report with Shepard Smith, CSPAN, CNN, CanadaTV, KNX-AM (Los Angeles), and local network affiliates.