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JAAMM is thrilled to welcome an esteemed panel of national political media figures to our (virtual) table to discuss the imminent 2020 Presidential Election.


  • Ari Melber - Host of MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber"
  • Astead Herndon - National Politics Reporter, The New York Times
  • Harry Enten - Senior Writer and Analyst, CNN Politics
  • Emily Bazelon, moderator - Staff Writer, The New York Times Magazine; Host, "Political Gabfest" Podcast

Submit your questions in advance of the event by emailing festivals@jccdenver.org. Questions will be accepted through Friday, October 23.

A subtitled version of this recording will be available after the event through Sunday, November 8. To receive access to this version, please email festivals@jccdenver.org.

Ari Melber is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, news anchor, writer and attorney. He anchors The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC, which draws the largest audience for any 6pm show in MSNBC’s history, and serves as the network’s Chief Legal Correspondent, reporting across all platforms, including MSNBC, NBC News, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. Melber received a 2016 Emmy Award for his reporting on the Supreme Court. As a writer, Melber reported on politics as a national correspondent for The Nation and wrote columns for Reuters and Politico. His articles and essays have also been published by the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Baltimore Sun and The New York Daily News. Melber previously practiced law in New York, and received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Astead Herndon is a national politics reporter for the New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. Before joining The New York Times in 2018, Herndon held several reporter positions at The Boston Globe. Most recently, he was a national politics reporter, covering the Trump White House. He also spent time as a City Hall reporter and a general assignment Metro reporter. Herndon is from the Chicago suburbs and graduated from Marquette University.

Harry Enten is a Senior Writer and Analyst for CNN Politics, where he specializes in data-driven journalism, covering politics with a focus on poll numbers and electoral trends. Prior to joining CNN, Enten was a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight. There he became known as 'FiveThirtyEight's 'Whiz Kid' for his sharp analysis of politics using polling data combined with demographics and history. He also previously worked at The Guardian. Enten graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government. He is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan from the Bronx, NY.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and is the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is also the author of the national best-seller “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy” and a co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest,” a weekly podcast. Before joining the Times Magazine, Ms. Bazelon was a writer and editor for nine years at Slate, where she co-founded the women’s section DoubleX. She has previously been a Soros media fellow and has worked as an editor and writer at Legal Affairs magazine and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. She has appeared on TV shows including “The Colbert Report” and “PBS NewsHour” and radio programs including “Fresh Air,” “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “This American Life,” and “Here and Now.” Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Vogue, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Emily is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.