Sean Quinn (writer)

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Sean Quinn is an American writer from Clayton, Missouri.[1] He was a member of the White House press corps representing the political blog FiveThirtyEight.com.

Prior to becoming a political journalist, Quinn completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law and was a political campaign worker.[2] Democratic candidates he worked for include Jon Tester and Ciro Rodriguez.[2]

Quinn led FiveThirtyEight.com's On The Road series, covering the battleground states in person during the 2008 US presidential election.[3] His work provided poignant on the ground observations complementing the statistical analysis of polling data by partner Nate Silver.[4][5]

After the inauguration of President Obama, Quinn moved to Washington, D.C., to be the White House correspondent for FiveThirtyEight.com. Quinn was one of the first bloggers to be part of the White House press corps.

In August 2011 Sean went back on the road to liveblog the 2012 primaries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kollipara, Puneet (October 3, 2008). "Questions for Sean Quinn, political polling guru". Student Life. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Froeb, Ian (October 6, 2008). "Two of a Kind: Clayton High grad Sean Quinn and poker buddy/baseball stat head Nate Silver crunch the Electoral College numbers on FiveThirtyEight.com". Riverfront Times. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ Quinn, Sean. "Articles labeled "On the Road"". FiveThirtyEight.com. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Condon, Stephanie (November 3, 2008). "Q&A: The formula behind FiveThirtyEight". CNET. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ Fost, Dan (March 16, 2009). "SXSW: Statistics guru Nate Silver talks Oscars, Manny Ramirez and President Obama". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 10, 2010.