Ken Rudin

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Ken Rudin is an American radio journalist. As the political editor for National Public Radio (NPR), he was involved with political news on a variety of NPR programs. Rudin also co-hosted a weekly podcast called It's All Politics, a segment called "The Political Junkie" on the NPR program Talk of the Nation, and wrote a column of the same name for npr.org.[1]

After leaving NPR in 2013, Rudin began his own weekly program, Ken Rudin's Political Junkie,[2] that is heard on stations around the country.

Prior to coming to NPR, Rudin spent eight years (1983-91) at ABC News, where he was the deputy political director and reportorial producer on Capitol Hill. He was also managing editor of The Hotline from 1994-97.

During the 1960s, Rudin began collecting campaign buttons; he now has a collection of more than 70,000 campaign items.[3]

Rudin was born in the Bronx, where he attended P.S. 64, J.H.S. 82 and William Howard Taft High School. After high school he moved to Fort Lee, New Jersey. He graduated from Pace University with a B.A. in Political Science.

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