A. B. Stoddard
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Alexandra Brandon Stoddard (born 1967) is an associate editor of The Hill newspaper, a contributor to the paper's Pundits Blog and a regular guest who gives political commentary on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, HBO, BBC, C-SPAN and Court TV.
Stoddard attended the prestigious Spence School in New York City, later graduating from Connecticut College in 1991. She was employed as a reporter by the Potomac News in northern Virginia. Stoddard was a Congressional reporter for The Hill from 1995 to 1999.
In 1999 she moved to ABC News. From 1999 through 2002,Stoddard was a producer for World News Tonight and covered the U.S. Senate. She also wrote a column for ABCNews.com and contributed work to ABC Radio and ABC webcasts.
Stoddard has also done a significant amount of work as a freelance writer, working for the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly and The Federal Paper. She is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election on numerous cable news programs.
Her father is Brandon Stoddard, who served as president of ABC Productions and ABC Motion Pictures. Stoddard's mother is Alexandra Stoddard, a prolific author, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher.
Her aunt is Barbara Johns Waterston, owner of Providence Magazine. Stoddard's cousin is James Smallwood Waterston, an actor. Her great-aunt is Ruth Elizabeth Johns, renowned social worker.