Amy Holmes is a political analyst who covered both the 2006 and 2008 political seasons for CNN for which she won the Thurgood Marshall Award.
Prior to joining CNN, Holmes served as a senior speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for three years, writing on topics ranging from economic and energy policy to judicial nominations and the Iraq war. She was a senior staff member for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps. She got her start in Washington helping build the non-profit Independent Women’s Forum as economic project director and campus project director.
In addition to her government and public policy experience, Holmes has been a familiar face on television news and talk programs. She has guest-hosted ABC's "The View" and appears regularly on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, including as a special correspondent for the 2008 election.
In 2002, she hosted Lead Story on Black Entertainment Television (BET) where she she interviewed administration officials, journalists, and top newsmakers.
Holmes began her career on television as a Fox News Channel contributor, followed by the 2000 election coverage for MSNBC. She has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS’s To the Contrary, and the Montel Williams Show.
Her political commentary has appeared in numerous national publications including the Washington Post, National Review, and as a USA Today guest contributor. Holmes has garnered features in Newsweek, Glamour, People magazine, Mademoiselle, Honey, and Harper's Bazaar.
Holmes holds a degree in Economics from Princeton University. She was born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Seattle, Washington.