Nina Easton is Fortune’s award-winning Washington columnist and senior editor-at-large, as well as a TV analyst covering politics, the global economy, and foreign affairs. She also chairs Fortune Most Powerful Women International, providing programming and stage presence for this influential gathering of business leaders, which now stretches from the United States to Asia and Europe. In 2012, she was awarded two fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she researched income inequality at the school’s Shorenstein Center and taught an Institute of Politics seminar on the economy and 2012 presidential campaign. Easton is a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday and Special Report with Bret Baier, as well as other top-rated Fox News shows. She also has provided commentary on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, ABC’s This Week, PBS’s Washington Week in Review, the Charlie Rose Show, and National Public Radio, among others. For the past decade, she has provided prime-time commentary during elections, political party conventions, inaugurals, and the State of the Union. Easton is the author of the acclaimed political history Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy (Simon & Schuster, 2002). She also coauthored John F. Kerry: A Complete Biography (PublicAffairs, 2004) and coordinated much of the Boston Globe’s political coverage that year as deputy chief of its Washington bureau. From 1988 until 1998, Easton was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and its Sunday magazine, where her articles won numerous major awards. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.