Suburban Philadelphia Speaker Series: The Future of Politics in America

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Suburban Philadelphia Speaker Series: The Future of Politics in America

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Topic: Transitions in our highest levels of government and what that means for us.

About the Speaker: McKay Coppins is a journalist and author who is a staff writer for The Atlantic, as well as a regular contributor to CNN and MSNBC. In 2012, Coppins was one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” media pundits. He was also listed, along with three other young BuzzFeed News journalists, as one of Politico’s “10 breakout reporters of 2012.”

Coppins graduated from Brigham Young University where he was editor of the student newspaper. He began his career at Newsweek and broke the story that Jon Huntsman Jr. would resign his ambassadorship and run for President.

Coppins joined BuzzFeed to cover the 2012 presidential race, becoming an important source on Governor Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential primaries, Coppins became embroiled in a public Twitter feud with Donald Trump.

Coppins had approximately 1,000 Twitter followers when he joined BuzzFeed. Now, he has 111,000 followers. He joined The Atlantic in November 2016.

“Coppins is a dogged reporter and a deft storyteller,” said John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle.

In 2015, Coppins, whose feedback as a journalist has run the gamut from praise to death threats, published The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House.

The Wilderness is helped immensely by the fact that Coppins is such a talented researcher and compelling writer,” said Jim Swearingen of The National Book Review. “At times, his irreverence is reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson’s sober and more lucid political pieces.”

Click here to reserve your seat at Coppin’s November 15th presentation.

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