• Kevin Madden is a CNN political commentator, regularly appearing across the network's programming and special political coverage

    Madden is a nationally-recognized communications strategist, having served as a senior counselor to some of the nation's top leaders in both the public and private sectors over the last 15 years. He has designed and managed some of the most high profile communications campaigns in the country, ranging from presidential cabinet level departments, to public advocacy and issue campaigns for business coalitions, non-profit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.

    Madden most recently served as a senior advisor to and spokesman for Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-MA) 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Prior to joining Governor Romney's campaign, he served as Press Secretary to then-House Majority Leader, John Boehner (R-OH). Before his work as a top leadership aide on Capitol Hill, Madden served as the Department of Justice's national, spokesman on issues ranging from national security to litigation before the federal courts.

    During the 2004 presidential campaign, Madden was a member of the communications team directing President George W. Bush's re-election effort, serving as the president's campaign spokesman for regional, national and international news organizations.

    Kevin is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland with a Bachelor's degree in Communications.