President and CEO, Zogby International
John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International, remains by all accounts the hottest pollster in the United States today.
“All hail Zogby, the maverick predictor who beat us all,” proclaimed The Washington Post in November 1996, after Zogby alone called the US presidential election with pinpoint accuracy. In the razor-thin 2000 presidential election, daily national tracking polls conducted by Zogby International in the last few weeks foretold a tightening of the race for president while nearly all other polling firms projected an easy victory for Gov. George W. Bush. Zogby International instead was the first to observe the gap closing significantly between Bush and Vice-President Al Gore in the waning hours of the election. In his post election 2000 review, the acclaimed Godfrey Sperling, columnist for the Christian Science Monitor called John Zogby “Champion Pollster.”
Mr. Zogby continued to rank in the top tier in 2004 both in the nationwide polls for Reuters and in the 20 states that he polled. Since 1996, he has polled for Reuters News Agency, the largest news agency in the world, and from 2000 to 2004 polled for NBC News. His clients also include MSNBC, CNBC, The New York Post, Fox News, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Gannett News Service, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Albany Times Union, The Buffalo News, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Cincinnati Post, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Toledo Blade, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, The Syracuse Herald, and nearly every daily newspaper in New York State, as well as television stations throughout the United States.
Zogby International has partnered with Reuters and C-Span for Election 2008. Mr. Zogby has been praised as “the most accurate pollster” (Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today), “respected” and “pioneering” (Albany Times Union), “the pace setter in the polling business” (New York Post), and “the big winner in 1996″ (Campaigns and Elections, L. Brent Bozell, and the O’Leary/Kamber Report).
He has polled, researched, and consulted for a wide spectrum of business media, government, and political groups, including Coca Cola, Microsoft, CISCO Systems, Philip Morris, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, MCI, Reuters America, and the United States Census Bureau since 1984.
Mr. Zogby regularly appears on all three nightly network news programs plus NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a frequent guest for Fox News and MSNBC special programs, along with CNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. He also is a regular political commentator for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation. His analytical expertise has been published on the opinion pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, and The Boston Globe. He is also a founding contributor to The Huffington Post.
Mr. Zogby holds degrees in history from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University and has taught history for 25 years. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Le Moyne College and received the distinguished Alumni Award in June 2000. In 2005, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees from State University of New York and the Graduate School of Union University. Mr. Zogby is also a Senior Advisor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and serves as the first-ever Senior Fellow of the Catholic University Life Cycle Institute in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Bio-Technology for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a Commissioner on CSIS’s Commission on Smart Power. Mr. Zogby has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the CSIS Next America project. Next America seeks to engage future American leaders in a substantive foreign policy debate that will continue beyond November’s elections.
Mr. Zogby is a much-sought-after lecturer and panelist. A combination of dynamic intellect and engaging style has made him the speaker of choice for universities, organizations, and corporations throughout the world. He lectures all over the world.
He is married to Kathleen Zogby, a retired special education teacher, and has three sons, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Jeremy.
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