Michael Barone has studied at both Harvard and Yale, where he was editor for publications from both colleges. He has also served as an editor for the Reader's Digest and Washington Post. Over the years, he has written for The New Republic, National Review, American Enterprise, the New York Times, and many more. In addition, he has been the principal co-author for all 14 editions of The Almanac of American Politics.
In his time, Barone has also served as a law clerk and the vice president of the polling firm of Peter D. Hart Research Associates. Today, he appears on the Fox News Channel and many other television shows as a regular contributor.