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Kyle D. Kondik

Director of Communications

Kyle Kondik is managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ authoritative, nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. He is the author of The Long Red Thread, a history of the growth of Republican power in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as The Bellwether, an analysis of Ohio’s presidential voting history.

He is a frequently cited expert on American politics who has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He is a member of the CBS News Election Decision Desk team.

Before joining the Center for Politics in 2011, Kyle served as director of policy and research for former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and as a reporter, editorial page editor, and political columnist at newspapers in Northeast Ohio. He earned his MA in Government from Johns Hopkins University in 2019.

Kyle is a 2006 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he also served as editor of the university’s student-run newspaper, The Post. He was honored by the university with the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award in 2019.

He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C. with his wife, Lottie Walker, and their young son, Albert. He is a native of greater Cleveland, Ohio.

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