Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst appearing regularly on THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER, THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER and throughout prime time programming. Borger plays a key role in CNN’s political coverage, as well as the network’s in-depth reporting on a variety of topics including the investigation of the Boston bombings case, AMERICA’S CHOICE 2012 election coverage, the death of Osama bin Laden, the controversies over gun control and same-sex marriage, as well as front-and-center economic issues. In addition, Borger writes a regular political column for CNN.com.
Borger’s distinguished coverage includes her profiles and in-depth interviews, including an exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden ahead of his second inauguration and a profile of Rep. Paul Ryan, the former vice-presidential nominee whose budget proposal remains at the center of the GOP policy agenda. In 2012, Borger presented a unique documentary on the biography of the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In that piece, Borger traveled to France to explore Romney’s missionary life, and spoke with Romney and his wife, Ann, exclusively about their personal—and political—journey. In 2011, Borger received an Emmy nomination for her 2010 piece “The Odd Couple,” in which she interviewed powerhouse attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson, who teamed up in an unlikely political and legal alliance in support of gay marriage–and against California’s Proposition 8. In 2013, she again interviewed Boies and Olson as the same-sex marriage case went to the Supreme Court.
Borger also played a key role in the network’s political coverage during the 2010 midterm elections, as well as during the AMERICA VOTES 2008 coverage, which earned the network a Peabody Award. Borger joined CNN in September 2007 with a wealth of Washington expertise and contacts that are reflected in her reporting. Borger was formerly CBS News’ national political correspondent and a contributor to CBS’s FACE THE NATION, 60 MINUTES II and the network’s special events coverage. From 2002-2004, she was the co-anchor of CNBC’s CAPITOL REPORT. Borger began her professional career as a reporter at the Washington Star where she covered politics and co-authored a daily serial, eventually published as a book, called “Federal Triangle,” a parody of political life in Washington. Borger was a political columnist for U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT and chief congressional correspondent for NEWSWEEK. Early in her career, Borger was awarded the Watson Traveling Fellowship to study the British press.
Borger graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., where she has served on the board of trustees.