About 

  • Peter Beinart is a CNN political commentator, regularly appearing across the network's programming and special political coverage. Beinart currently serves as associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal, a senior columnist at Haaretz, and a Senior Fellow at The New America Foundation.

    Previously, Beinart was editor for The New Republic. During his time with the publication he also served as managing editor and senior editor.

    His first book, The Good Fight, was published by HarperCollins in 2006. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome, was published by HarperCollins in 2010. His third, The Crisis of Zionism, was published by Times Books in 2012.

    Beinart has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, Reader's Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity: the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies Association. The Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. In 2005, he gave the Theodore H. White lecture at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

    He has appeared on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," "Charlie Rose," "Meet the Press," "The Colbert Report" and many other television programs.

    Beinart graduated from Yale University, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University.