DOUG WEAD is one of the few living historians to have written about all of the American presidents. From Washington to Obama, he is an expert on presidential families. His book, All the President Children, which covered the presidents and their families, was a New York Times bestseller.
Wead has been an employee of ten presidential campaigns. He began as a writer for Ronald Reagan in 1979. In 1989 George H.W. Bush brought him on to senior staff at the White House as special assistant to the president and, most recently, he served as a senior adviser to Senator Rand Paul.
He is a regular TV commentator on everything First Family related and he’s been a guest throughout the election process on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN and a commentator during the national conventions. He has been on The Today Show ten times. He’s been interviewed by Matt Lauer, Lester Holt, Norah O’Donnell, and Andrea Mitchell. All the major journalists on CBS have featured him in televised segments from Dan Rather to Katie Couric to Charlie Rose. He has been interviewed by Diane Sawyer of ABC and the late, British news icon, David Frost.