Craig Gilbert is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Washington Bureau Chief and longtime political writer. Gilbert has covered every presidential campaign since 1988 and chronicled Wisconsin’s role as a swing state at the epicenter of the nation’s red-blue divide. His Wisconsin Voter blog has won distinction for data-driven political analysis, and he has written widely about political polarization, voter engagement and the urban-rural divide.
Gilbert has served as a writer-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Lubar Fellow at the Marquette Law School, and a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he studied public opinion, survey research, voting behavior and statistics. He previously worked for the Miami Herald, the Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman and was a speechwriter for New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Gilbert has a B.A. in History from Yale University.