Michael Allen is the is the co-founder and executive editor of AXIOS Media and former chief political reporter for 'Politico', and wrote the daily 'Playbook'; in April 2010, in reference to his frequent correspondence with White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, the 'New York Times' called him "The Man The White House Wakes Up To." Prior to joining 'Politico' for its 2007 launch, he worked at numerous other publications, including 'The New York Times' and 'Time'. Wikipedia*
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Mike Allen has 172 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Call-In as a Writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The year with the most videos was 2012 with 44 videos as a Chief Correspondent for the Politico.com. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 13,567 views per program. Most appearances with Jim VandeHei (18), Steve Scully (16), Lois Romano (14). Most common tags: Road to the White House, Washington Politics, Democratic National Convention.