I would like to personally congratulate Amy Walter for being named one of the Top 50 Journalists in Washingtonian Magazine!
I just found out about this, I'm very excited for her.
For those of you who don't know who Amy Walter is, I should tell you that she is the Editor in Chief of "The Hotline" and has a weekly column in National Journal. She is part of a hoity-toity, non-partisan news organization that provides "Insight for Insiders" to members of Congress, Capitol Hill staffers, the White House, Executive Branch agencies, the media, think tanks, corporations, associations and lobbyists. This is the news that the stiffs in Washington are watching.
She has been a panelist and commentator on Face the Nation (CBS), Meet the Press (NBC), Washington Journal (C-SPAN), Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO), and The Early Show (CBS) and was a member of CNN's Emmy-award winning election night team in 2006. Ms. Walter also has her own YouTube show on Hotline TV.
(You can read more about her awesome accomplishments at this link.)
She has been called a "force in political analysis", but we really shouldn't hold this against her. What is perhaps most distressing about Ms. Walter is that she actually seems to know what she is talking about.
Ms. Walter's greatest strength is that she is just very smart and clever, and her take on politics is enlightening and enjoyable to listen to. She is not yet another media-mill puppy farm 'blonde beauty pageant winner turned TV news anchor' added to give some TV 'news' program a manufactured, overly-scripted, sponsor-endorsed 'female perspective'. She is just very good at what she does.