City Club of Chicago: David Axelrod

David Axelrod speaks at the City Club of Chicago, January 9, 2017 (City Club of Chicago)

David Axelrod speaks at the City Club of Chicago, January 9, 2017 (City Club of Chicago)

January 9, 2017

David Axelrod

David Axelrod

David Axelrod is a veteran of American politics and journalism and the former Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. He currently serves as Director of the University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics; Senior Political Commentator for CNN; and host of The Axe Files, a top-rated podcast jointly produced by CNN and his institute. Axelrod, a former political writer for the Chicago Tribune and, later, media strategist for 150 state, local, and national political campaigns, is also the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.