Youth Role Models
Gabe Fleisher (age 20) is the founder and editor-in-chief of Wake Up to Politics, a non-partisan political newsletter that he started in 2011. It reaches an audience of approximately 50,000 readers nationwide and has received press credentials to cover presidential primary debates, caucus meetings, and presidential addresses. Fleisher has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR, and is the author of Hear Us Roar. He is currently a sophomore at Georgetown University. Learn more about him here.
In the News
“Being a kid reporter, I have to be a little more pushy. It’s just a fact of life, because when I am trying to get an interview, the first response is always skepticism.”
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