Bob Weiner,
Radio-TV Introduction (Brief)

Bob Weiner, a friend of the show, knows the ins and outs of Washington as a credentialed White House and Congress national columnist with more than 400 pieces in major papers, including our own Naples Daily News, and 6 years as a senior White House staffer and 16 years on Capitol Hill. Bob’s been the spokesman for Drug Czar and Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, was Chief of Staff for the House Aging Committee and Chairman Claude Pepper of Florida, spokesman for the House Government Operations Committee and Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and for Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY). He also was Legislative Assistant to Ed Koch of New York and a political aide to Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA).

Bob directed the Daily Press Briefing Room at both the 2012 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions where President Obama was nominated. During his White House staff time, he was a Whitewater Grand Jury witness and appeared on Good Morning America and the Today Show to challenge Ken Starr’s overreach while getting to know Bill and Hillary Clinton, so Bob has been part of both the Obama and Clinton sides of the team of rivals. Bob also worked at the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate as youth voter registration director in 1971-1972 when the constitution was amended to allow 18-year olds the vote. Bob uniquely works on issues he believes in regardless of party: President Bush kept him on to help after Bob’s time in the Clinton White House.

Since he left the White House in 2001, Bob heads up a public affairs and issue strategies company, Robert Weiner Associates, and a foundation for young journalists to have policy impact, Solutions for Change. He is a regular issues analyst on Main Street Radio Network with 200 stations, Westwood One, and XM and has appeared on Bill Maher, CNN Crossfire, Today, Good Morning America, and the CBS, NBC, and ABC evening news -- in addition to our show. He is widely published in columns he writes on national issues in major papers throughout the country including The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Atlanta Constitution, New York Post, Washington Times, Sacramento Bee, Palm Beach Post, Michigan Chronicle, Salt Lake Tribune, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is regularly quoted in key media coast-to-coast, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, AP and Reuters concerning national politics and issues.