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Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Keynote Speaker: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian & Author

Jon Meacham Biography

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. A contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on MSNBC, CNN, and other news outlets. A skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs, Meacham has the unique ability to bring history to life and offer historical context to current events and issues impacting our daily lives - whether we realize it or not - to audiences of all backgrounds and levels of understanding.

A contributing editor at TIME, Meacham also writes “The Long View” column in The New York Times Book Review in which he “looks back at books that speak to our current historical and cultural moment.” He served as Newsweek's managing editor from 1998 to 2006 and as editor from 2006 to 2010.

In 2020, Meacham released two podcasts with the History Channel: Hope Through History and It Was Said. Narrated and written by Meacham, season two of the critically acclaimed Hope Through History podcast explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, how the nation dealt with the impact of these moments, and how we came through these moments a more unified nation. It Was Said, tells the stories of those crucial words, taking listeners back to inflection points ranging from the McCarthy era to our present time through the real-time rhetoric that shaped and suffused America as the country struggled through storm and strife. It Was Said captures the nation we've been, and points ahead to the nation we hope to become.

Meacham is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including, "Songs of America," which is a celebration of the music that helped shape a nation. Co-written by musician Tim McGraw, "Songs of America" was praised as “a glorious celebration of our diversity” by Quincy Jones and an “unusually well-written and moving story” by Ken Burns. Another #1 New York Times bestseller, "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear. In 2020, he released, "His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope" - an intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis and quickly gained bestseller status.

Meacham's Presidential biography of George H. W. Bush, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. According to the Times, “Destiny and Power reflect the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.” He is a co-author of "Impeachment: An American History," which reveals the complicated motives behind the three impeachments in U.S. history. A #1 New York Times bestseller, "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" was hailed as "masterful and intimate" by Fortune magazine. Meacham's other national bestsellers include "Franklin and Winston," "American Gospel," and "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Meacham is a frequent guest on "Morning Joe;" "Real Time with Bill Maher;" "The 11th Hour," and was featured in Ken Burns’ documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. In 2015, Fox News produced an hour-long special about Meacham’s "Destiny and Power."

Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Society of American Historians. Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University where he holds the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency. His latest book, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment, will be published in the fall of 2022.

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Booking fees for Jon Meacham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jon Meacham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Jon Meacham?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jon Meacham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jon Meacham for your next private or corporate function.

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All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jon Meacham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jon Meacham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Jon Meacham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including News & Media, Authors and Security & Defense. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jon Meacham for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Jon Meacham generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Joseph Stiglitz and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jon Meacham for an upcoming event.

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Jon Meacham: 2018 National Book Festival

Jon Meacham Reviews

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How to book Jon Meacham?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jon Meacham for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jon Meacham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jon Meacham or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Jon Meacham?

Booking fees for Jon Meacham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jon Meacham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Jon Meacham?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jon Meacham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jon Meacham for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jon Meacham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jon Meacham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Jon Meacham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including News & Media, Authors and Security & Defense. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jon Meacham for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Jon Meacham generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Joseph Stiglitz and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jon Meacham for an upcoming event.

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