Nina Easton is FORTUNE's Washington columnist and senior editor, covering politics and economics in the nation's capital for a readership of more than five million. She is a panelist on "Fox News Sunday" and "Special Report," among other shows and provided prime-time commentary throughout the 2008 election.
Easton is author of the acclaimed political history "Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy," praised for its "inventive, exhaustive and entertaining" account of post-Reagan conservatism. She won numerous national awards as a Sunday Magazine writer for the Los Angeles Times and later served as deputy Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe.
Easton is a California native and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley.