Jennifer Donahue is the Chamberlin Fellow of Public Policy at the Eisenhower Institute. Donahue also serves as the Public Information Officer for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, serving as the media liaison and spokesperson for the Judicial Branch of the Commonwealth.
Ms. Donahue has covered national and New England politics for over twenty-four years as a journalist and communications professional. Prior to her current position, Ms. Donahue was the Communications Director for the New England Clean Energy Council. She began her career as an associate producer at C-SPAN, where Ms. Donahue covered the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Between 1992 and 1995, Ms. Donahue was Press Secretary to United States Senator Hank Brown of Colorado. From 1996 to 1999, she worked at CNN in Washington where she was a producer for Inside Politics and Burden of Proof. During the 2000 presidential election campaign, she covered the race as a political reporter in New Hampshire and as an on-air analyst for MSNBC. From 2002 to 2009, Ms. Donahue served as Senior Advisor for Political Affairs and Director of Political Communication for the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
Jennifer Donahue regularly provides live commentary for MSNBC's Hardball, CNN's American Morningand Anderson Cooper360 and appears frequently on ABC World News Tonight and Nightline, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. Donahue is regularly quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Boston Globe. Donahue is a featured contributor for The Huffington Post, has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, and provides commentary for numerous radio networks, including National Public Radio.
Ms. Donahue was a Resident Fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics in the fall of 2008 and has taught at Suffolk University in Boston. Ms. Donahue is a graduate of Cornell University.