John Heilemann

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John Heilemann
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John Heilemann in 2016
Born John Arthur Heilemann
(1966-01-23) January 23, 1966 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California[1]
Nationality United States of America
Alma mater

Northwestern University

Harvard University
Occupation Journalist
Notable work Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime co-author
Double Down: Game Change 2012 co-author
Television With All Due Respect ,The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
Spouse(s) Diana Rhoten

John Arthur Heilemann (born January 23, 1966) is an American journalist and national-affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.[2] He is the co-author (with Mark Halperin) of Double Down and Game Change, books about Presidential campaigns.


Heilemann grew up in California. His family was originally from Wisconsin. Heilemann holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University and a master's degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[3]


He is the author of a book, Pride Before the Fall, about the Microsoft antitrust case. He has been a staff writer for New York, Wired, and The Economist. He was the host of a four-part documentary series for Discovery called Download: the True Story of the Internet, about the rise of the World Wide Web, which first aired in 2008.

He is the co-author (with Mark Halperin) of Double Down and Game Change, books about Presidential campaigns. He and Halperin co-hosted With All Due Respect, a political analysis show on Bloomberg Television and MSNBC. Heilemann also produced and co-starred (with Mark Halperin and Mark McKinnon) in Showtime's: The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, following the presidential candidates behind the scenes of their campaigns in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Heilemann is producing and co-starring in new episodes of The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, with Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon, airing in Spring 2018. Heilemann is also an occasional guest on the Tony Kornheiser Show.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Heilemann is married to Diana Rhoten and lives in Manhattan.[3] He is a fan of the Wu-Tang Clan.[6][7]

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  2. ^ "Tuesday's Juice". POLITICO. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Speaker Bio: John Heilemann - Washington Speakers Bureau". Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Thanks for the chicken feet and gall bladders". The Tony Kornheiser Show – ART19. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  5. ^ Tony Kornheiser (2016-09-28). "Mr. Tony welcomes @jheil to the show today—look for it at 11am EST!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  6. ^ Heilemann, John (24 March 2015). "Because … WU-TANG @ericmjacobs @BloombergTV". @jheil. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  7. ^ Heilemann, John (15 October 2017). "Count the number of hours since it's been out then multiply by one. …". @jheil. Retrieved 2017-10-30.  External link in |title= (help)

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