John Heilemann

Creator, Executive Producer & Host, The Circus; National Affairs Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC

John Heilemann has covered politics, business, and their intersection for nearly three decades in America and abroad. He is a creator, executive producer, and host of The Circus, Showtime’s heralded political documentary series, which chronicled the 2016 presidential campaign and the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Heilemann is also a national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, where he appears regularly on Morning Joe, The Last Word, Hardball, and other programs.

During the 2016 election cycle, Heilemann served as co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, leading the company’s political and policy coverage—including news, analysis, commentary, and data analytics—across its media platforms. He was the co-host of MSNBC and Bloomberg TV’s daily news analysis program With All Due Respect. He is the co-author of The New York Times No. 1 best sellers Game Change and Double Down, which chronicled the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, respectively. He is currently at work on the third installment of the Game Change series, which will tell the story of Trump’s stunning upset victory over Hillary Clinton.