Stuart Rothenberg is Senior Editor at Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales. He served for over two decades as the Editor and Publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, a non-partisan political newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns, and presidential politics. He also was a national columnist for Roll Call and for The Washington Post.
He holds a B.A. from Colby College and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Connecticut. He has taught at Bucknell University and at the Catholic University of America.
A frequent soundbite, Mr. Rothenberg has appeared on Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, The NewsHour and many other television programs. He op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers.
Mr. Rothenberg has served as an election night analyst for The Newshour, CBS News and CNN, where he was an on-air political analyst for over a decade. He has also done on-air analysis for the Voice of America.
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Contributing Reporter & Analyst
Robert Yoon is a Contributing Reporter and Analyst with Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president.
For more than 17 years, he was Director of Political Research at CNN, where he was one of the network's principal authorities on elections, debates, the presidential nomination process, voting procedures, and money in politics. Over the course of five presidential campaign cycles, he has helped prepare eight different moderators for 30 presidential debates dating back to 2000. He has received two Emmy Awards, five total Emmy nominations, a Peabody Award, and a Headliner Award for his contributions to CNN's election coverage. He received an additional Headliner Award for his work on CNN's investigation of the 9/11 terror plot.
In 2016, Mediaite named him one of the most influential people in the news media.
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Ryan Matsumoto is a Contributing Analyst with Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor, and president.
Ryan is an elections analyst and writer whose work has been published in FiveThirtyEight and DecisionDeskHQ. His work focuses on electoral data and downballot elections. He also works as a Developer Programs Engineer at Google in their San Francisco office.
Ryan grew up in Somers, New York and moved to California to attend Stanford University, where he majored in Computer Science with a minor in Economics. In school, he was an ASSU Undergraduate Senator and a Vice President in the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students. He participated in the Stanford in Washington program his junior year, where he interned on Capitol Hill in a leadership office.
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Reporter & Analyst
Leah Askarinam is a Reporter & Analyst with Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. She's also appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal and has been a part of FiveThirtyEight's primary night coverage. On Election Night 2018, she worked as a consultant with CBS News.
Prior to joining the Inside Elections, Leah was an Assistant Editor with The Atlantic, where she worked closely with veteran columnist Ron Brownstein to analyze data that demonstrates the demographic trends that shape politics and policy. In between writing and research for the website, she contributed to the Atlantic events team, preparing moderators for interviews with panelists, ranging from politicians, to academics, to philanthropists.
Leah grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where she was editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper. She stayed nearby for another few years as a middle school English teacher in Chalmette, Louisiana through Teach for America, and now lives in Washington, D.C.
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Nathan L. Gonzales
Editor & Publisher
Nathan Gonzales is Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. He was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the company in 2015.
Nathan is also Elections Analyst for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, a CNN Political Analyst, and Founder and Publisher of PoliticsinStereo.com.
On Election Night 2016, Nathan was an on-air analyst for the Newshour on PBS after working as an off-air consultant for ABC NEWS on their Election Night Decision Desk for 14 years. Previously, he worked for CNN.com and as associate producer for CNN’s Capital Gang.
Nathan has appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, CNN, and Fox News Channel, and he has been quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. His work has also appeared on FiveThirtyEight, WashingtonPost.com, NBCLatino.com and in Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Nathan grew up in Oregon, earned his M.A. from the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (Washington, DC) and his B.A. from Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, California). He first came to Washington, D.C. as an intern in the White House Press Office and now lives in the city with his wife and four children.
Who We Are
Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. It does not endorse candidates.