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As of September 6, 2022
First released in August 2016, three months before Donald Trump’s election, “The Run-Up” is back.
Through conversations with colleagues, newsmakers, and voters across the country, Astead Herndon will tackle the big ideas animating the 2022 midterm election cycle and explore how we got to this difficult time in American politics.
Elections are more than who wins and who loses. “The Run-Up” begins on September 6. See you there.
meet your host
FORWARD HERNDON is a national political reporter for The New York Times. Previously, Astead was an integral part of The Times reporting on the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election, anchoring coverage of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. Before joining The Times, Astead held various reporting positions at The Boston Globe, including one as a national political reporter in the Washington bureau, where he covered the Trump White House.
In 2020, Astead was included in Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 media list. Her reporting on grassroots voters and white grievance politics was included in a New York Times presentation that was named a 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Astead is also a political analyst for CNN.