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Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

Keynote Speaker: Veteran Political Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Donna Brazile Biography

Donna Brazile is a veteran political strategist, Senior Advisor at Purple Strategies, New York Times bestselling author, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and sought-after Emmy and Peabody Award-winning media contributor to such outlets as ABC News, USA Today and TheGrio.

She became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign, running the campaign of former Vice President Al Gore. She previously served as interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee and of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. She is a current member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.

She is author of the 2004 best-selling memoir "Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics" and the 2017 New York Times Bestseller "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump In The White House." She is a co-author of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics," which won the 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction. Brazile is a contributor to the recently published "400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019."

She serves as an adjunct professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Georgetown University and served as the King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University and as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. She has lectured at nearly 250 colleges and universities on diversity, equity and inclusion; women in leadership; and restoring civility in American politics.

She is the proud recipient of more than ten honorary doctorate degrees from major colleges and universities, including her alma mater Louisiana State University. In October 2017, Brazile was the recipient of the W.E.B Du Bois Medal, Harvard’s highest honor in African American studies. Brazile was the recipient of a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Program, "Good Morning America" (2016-2017) in connection with her work with ABC and she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning “Best Political Team on Television” on CNN during the 2008 election cycle.

She moonlights as an actress and is especially honored to have made three cameo appearances on CBS’s "The Good Wife," and two cameo appearances on Netflix’s series "House of Cards." She also appeared as herself on BET's "Being Mary Jane." Most recently she played herself in the Zack Snyder film Army of the Dead. Ask her and she’ll tell you that acting, after all, is the key to success in politics.

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Donna Brazile Speaking Topics

A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin

Together, two of the most celebrated women in politics, Mary Matalin, former Republican presidential advisor, and Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist, draw on over 50 years combined in politics and a 30-year close friendship to share with audiences an entertaining, candid and sharp analysis of Washington politics and the gut issues that surround the 2016 race for the White House.

Point/Counterpoint with Dana Perino.

In this presentation, Donna Brazile pairs up with former White House press secretary and current political commentator Dana Perino to offer perspectives from opposite sides of the aisle on today’s hot-button political issues. Both women are media savvy, appearing regularly on network news programs, and both have high-level practical political experience. Perino worked for President Bush, and Brazile worked for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. These two highly-regarded strategists make up a power duo that debates the issues that affect elections and shape the political landscape.

Passion for Politics.

Donna Brazile delivers anecdotal stories stemming from her experiences, such as working on every presidential campaign since 1984, heading the Gore-Lieberman campaign, serving as chief of staff and press secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), serving as chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, and being a Democratic political strategist. Brazile offers a comprehensive picture of the political environment, she gives an original perspective on the trends shaping and driving the mood of the country.

Political Perspective.

Donna Brazile, the veteran political strategist, delivers an in-depth look at the Obama Administration, the state of the current Congress, and the country’s current political landscape. She analyses the hot political topics of the day, using behind-the-scenes insight gained from her days on the campaign trail. Brazile’s balanced scrutiny of politics and current events, from the view-point of a media veteran, gives audiences an entertaining and edifying experience they won’t soon forget.

Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics

Donna Brazile Videos

Lipman Lecture w/ Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah ...
A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin
Donna Brazile on Clinton, the 2016 election, and the Democratic Party

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What topics does Donna Brazile speak about?

Donna Brazile is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as College, Authors, Political, Black Heritage, Women, Democratic Party, Diversity, Civil Rights, Government, Liberal, Television & Film, Women in Business, Generational Issues, Aging, Inspirational, Influential Women, Writing, Broadcasting, News & Media, Literary, Commencement, Social Activism, Leadership, Motivational, Social Justice, Culture, Business, Business Leadership, Entertainment and Women's History Month.

Where does Donna Brazile travel from?

Donna Brazile generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Donna Brazile is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Authors and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Donna Brazile for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Donna Brazile generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bakari Sellers, Maya L. Harris and Nikki Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Donna Brazile for an upcoming event.

Donna Brazile Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin

    Together, two of the most celebrated women in politics, Mary Matalin, former Republican presidential advisor, and Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist, draw on over 50 years combined in politics and a 30-year close friendship to share with audiences an entertaining, candid and sharp analysis of Washington politics and the gut issues that surround the 2016 race for the White House.

  • Point/Counterpoint with Dana Perino.

    In this presentation, Donna Brazile pairs up with former White House press secretary and current political commentator Dana Perino to offer perspectives from opposite sides of the aisle on today’s hot-button political issues. Both women are media savvy, appearing regularly on network news programs, and both have high-level practical political experience. Perino worked for President Bush, and Brazile worked for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. These two highly-regarded strategists make up a power duo that debates the issues that affect elections and shape the political landscape.

  • Passion for Politics.

    Donna Brazile delivers anecdotal stories stemming from her experiences, such as working on every presidential campaign since 1984, heading the Gore-Lieberman campaign, serving as chief of staff and press secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), serving as chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, and being a Democratic political strategist. Brazile offers a comprehensive picture of the political environment, she gives an original perspective on the trends shaping and driving the mood of the country.

  • Political Perspective.

    Donna Brazile, the veteran political strategist, delivers an in-depth look at the Obama Administration, the state of the current Congress, and the country’s current political landscape. She analyses the hot political topics of the day, using behind-the-scenes insight gained from her days on the campaign trail. Brazile’s balanced scrutiny of politics and current events, from the view-point of a media veteran, gives audiences an entertaining and edifying experience they won’t soon forget.

  • Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics

Donna Brazile Videos

Lipman Lecture w/ Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah ...
A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin
Donna Brazile on Clinton, the 2016 election, and the Democratic Party
Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Donna Brazile ...
Donna Brazile: Bailing out DNC gave Clinton campaign control

Donna Brazile Reviews

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  • SGH Macro Advisors, LLC - Jan 29 2018

  • It was a great experience. I'm glad to have worked with such a great team. I look forward to any future interactions.
    California Legislative Black Caucus - Jan 17 2018

  • Everyone truly appreciated Donna Brazile as our keynote, and we’re being told it was “the best” Summit of year’s past. She was quite warm and patient with all of our guests and very easy to work with from arrival to departure. She was genuine, and I believe really connected with our guests that day. I appreciate her integrating philanthropy with her talking points as well – it did strike a chord.
    Cleveland Foundation - Apr 27 2016

  • It went phenomenally! Donna was so terrific. I have had so many people come up to me to let me know how much they enjoyed the talk. She was inspiring, funny, and informative. Best of all, she engaged with every student in ways that previous speakers have not. Not only did she personally talk to everyone who approached her, but she also engaged their questions. And not just with formulaic answers--every question was met with a very thoughtful answer. MCAB Speakers is really thrilled with how it turned out! Zero complaints from our end.
    Middlebury College - Apr 23 2015

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