Al Hunt is the Washington managing editor for Bloomberg News. Prior to joining Bloomberg News, Hunt worked for “The Wall Street Journal”. During his 35 years in the newspaper’s Washington bureau, he was a congressional and national political reporter, a bureau chief and, most recently, executive Washington editor. For 11 years, Hunt wrote the weekly column, “Politics & People”. Hunt also directed the paper’s political polls for 20 years and served as president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and a board member of Ottaway Newspapers Inc., a Dow Jones subsidiary.
He is co-author of a series of books published by the American Enterprise Institute, including “The American Elections of 1980”, “The American Elections of 1982” and “The American Elections of 1984”. In 1999, Hunt received the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation and in 1995, he and his wife Judy Woodruff received the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism from the University of South Dakota. In 1976, Hunt received a Raymond Clapper Award for Washington reporting.