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Purchase tickets here to see Ken Rudin, NPR's 'Political Junkie,' at Syracuse Stage on Thursday, May 31st at 7PM. Tickets are $20 for main level open seating, $15 for open seating in the balcony level.
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Every Wednesday, he can be heard on Talk of the Nation in the "Political Junkie" segment. In his "Political Junkie" blog on NPR.org, Rudin delves into campaign history, strategy and trivia, including the popular ScuttleButton contest.
For most of the past 20 years, Ken Rudin has been the eyes and ears of political coverage as political editor at NPR. Rudin focuses on all aspects of politics, from presidential elections with the primaries, national conventions, debates and general election, to the races for the House, Senate and state governors. He has analyzed every congressional race in the nation since 1984.
Rudin was a key player on the NPR team that won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton award for excellence in broadcast journalism in 2002 for coverage of campaign finance.
From 1983 through 1991, Ken Rudin worked at ABC News, serving first as deputy political director and later as the off-air Capitol Hill reporter covering the House. He first joined NPR in 1991, as its first political editor. Rudin returned to NPR in 1998, after a three-year absence during which he was the managing editor of the Hotline, a daily political newsletter. He also wrote the "Political Graffiti" column for The Hill, a newspaper covering Capitol Hill.
A political junkie for many decades, Rudin has one of the most extensive collections of campaign buttons in the country, a collection that now surpasses 70,000 items. Rudin is a graduate of Pace University in New York.