Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. is an MSNBC political analyst who has appeared on “The McLaughlin Group” and “The Al Franken Show”. He was also an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer for the NBC series “The West Wing” and creator and executive producer of the late NBC series “Mister Sterling”.
Although he is widely known as a relatively outspoken TV journalist, O’Donnell was the Democratic Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance from 1993 through 1995. In 1992, he was Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. O’Donnell has recently made himself a key figure in the coverage of the Valerie Plame scandal by naming Karl Rove as the primary source for Matt Cooper’s story.