National Political Correspondent
Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine's National Political Correspondent, covers the 1996 presidential campaign.
Duffy spent six years covering both the Bush and Clinton White House and in 1995 won the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He is the co-author, with TIME's Washington Bureau Chief Dan Goodgame, of Marching In Place: The Status Quo Presidency of George Bush, published in 1992 by Simon & Schuster. He has appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press," CBS' "Face the Nation,": and PBS' Washington Week in Review.
In more than ten years at TIME, Duffy has reported and written hundreds of stories on subjects ranging from Soviet nuclear power programs to recreational footwear. But his focus has mainly been on politics, writing cover stories on Ross Perot, health care reform and on three occasions each, Bill Clinton and George Bush. Duffy, 37, joined TIME in 1985 as a Pentagon correspondent and was assigned to cover Congress in 1986. He covered Jesse Jackson and Michael Dukakis during the 1988 campaign before moving to the White House. Prior to coming to TIME, Duffy was a staff reporter for Defense Week.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Duffy graduated from Oberlin College in 1980 and lives in suburban Maryland with his wife and two sons.