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Alexandra Brandon Stoddard – who goes by A. B. Stoddard – (born March 30, 1967) is an associate editor and columnist at RealClearPolitics.[1][2] Previously, she worked as an associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper.[3][4] She has been quoted by other news media.[5][6][7]

A. B. Stoddard
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Alexandra Brandon Stoddard

(1967-03-30) March 30, 1967 (age 52)
Alma materConnecticut College
Years active1999–present
Fox News
OrganizationSociety of Professional Journalists
TelevisionHooked on Politics!
Spouse(s)Peter Scott Roberson
Parent(s)Brandon Stoddard
Alexandra Stoddard
AwardsDateline Award (2009, 2011)


Early life and educationEdit

Her father was Brandon Stoddard and her mother is the author and interior designer Alexandra Stoddard. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Connecticut College in 1989.[8] She was married on September 7, 1997, to Peter Scott Roberson.[9]


Stoddard worked as a producer for World News Tonight (1999–2002). She covered the U.S. Senate for ABC News. She won first place in the "Weekly Newspaper – Editorial, Columns, Commentary" category of the Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, D.C., chapter in 2009,[10] where the judges called her winning article "insightful".[11] She was awarded first place in the "Weekly Newspaper – Editorial" category in 2011,[12] and was a finalist in the 2012 awards in the "Weekly Newspaper – Editorial, Columns, Commentary" category.[13][14]

Stoddard is a MSNBC and Fox News political panel member.[15] She is a columnist on The Hill. She often appears as a guest on Special Report with Bret Baier.[16][17][18] She was a former congressional reporter for The Hill.[19] On October 18, 2012, she wrote the article entitled "Obama spinning toward a loss".[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Her father Brandon Stoddard was the former president of ABC Entertainment; he was responsible for shows such as Roots, Twin Peaks, My So-Called Life, and The Winds of War.[21] She has a sister, Brooke Stoddard.[22]


  1. ^ "A.B. Stoddard | Author | RealClearPolitics". Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "A.B. Stoddard Joins RealClearPolitics". July 27, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "Another AB Stoddard Production". Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "A.B. Stoddard on the change to debate rules: This is huge for Carly Fiorina". Fox News. September 1, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Political Columnist: Brady Comments A Sign of How Nervous Democrats Are". cbslocal. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Boedeker, Hal. "Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush: Sunday guests". Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Hill's A.B. Stoddard: Obama 'kind of giving up on his job'". Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Notable Alumni". Connecticut College. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Peter Roberson, Alexandra Stoddard". The New York Times. September 7, 1997. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "DC SPJ 2009 Dateline Award Winners and Finalists". SPC D.C. Pro. June 15, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "Dateline Awards: Judges Comments". SPC D.C. Pro. June 15, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  12. ^ "Dateline Award winners". SPC D.C. Pro. September 30, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "2012 Dateline Award winners". SPC D.C. Pro. June 13, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  14. ^ "A.B. STODDARD Associate Editor and Columnist for The Hill" (PDF). Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  15. ^ Radio, FOX News. "AB Stoddard – Hooked on Politics!". FOX News Radio. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "Stoddard on Jeb Bush's low poll numbers: 'No point in getting out now'". Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  17. ^ Poor, Jeff (July 26, 2011). "'The Hill' columnist A.B. Stoddard: Reagan couldn't win today's GOP horse race". The Daily Caller. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  18. ^ "Donald Trump: The Master of Changing the Subject". WGN Radio – 720 AM. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  19. ^ Cohen, Ben. "Who is A.B. Stoddard?". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  20. ^ Kulat, Cathi (October 18, 2012). "Obama spinning toward a loss". TheHill. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  21. ^ Kilday, Gregg. "Brandon Stoddard, Former ABC Entertainment President, Dies at 77". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  22. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "TV executive Brandon Stoddard dies at 77". The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram. Retrieved January 6, 2016.

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