Al Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist and regular contributor on Bloomberg Television.
Hunt, who has covered politics and business in Washington D.C. for nearly four decades, oversees Bloomberg's coverage of U.S. elections and other political news. Since joining Bloomberg in January 2005, Hunt has played a key role in the Washington bureau’s extensive growth, which today includes more than160 editors and reporters. He also writes a weekly commentary column for Bloomberg News and The International Herald Tribune.
Hunt previously served for 35 years in the Washington, D.C. bureau of The Wall Street Journal. There, he acted as bureau chief and executive Washington editor in addition to roles as a Congressional and national political reporter. For 11 years, Hunt wrote the weekly column, “Politics & People” and was a member of the board of Ottaway Newspapers and president of the Dow Jones Newspapers Fund.
Additionally, for more than 17 years, Hunt was a regular panelist on CNN’s weekly public affairs program "The Capital Gang" and was a member of CNN’s "Novak, Hunt & Shields," which featured in-depth interviews with top newsmakers. He also served as a panelist on NBC’s "Meet the Press" and PBS’ "Washington Week in Review" and well as a political analyst for CBS Morning News.
Hunt is the co-author of a series of books on U.S. national elections by the American Enterprise Institute: "The American Elections of 1980," "The American Elections of 1982," and "The American Elections of 1984." He co-authored the Brookings Institution’s book, "Elections American Style," and contributed an essay about Senator John McCain and Senator Russ Feingold’s campaign finance reform efforts to Caroline Kennedy’s "Profiles in Courage for Our Time."
In 1999, Al Hunt earned the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation, one of the highest honors in journalism. He and his wife, Judy Woodruff – host of Bloomberg Television’s "Conversations with Judy Woodruff" – also received the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism from the University of South Dakota in 1995.
Al Hunt is a graduate of Wake Forest University.