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Alexandra Brandon Stoddard (born circa 1967) is an associate editor of The Hill newspaper, a regular contributor to the paper's Pundits' Blog and a regular guest giving political commentary on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, HBO, BBC, CSPAN and Court TV.
Stoddard attended the Spence School in New York City. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1991, Stoddard was employed as a reporter by the Potomac News in northern Virginia. She was a Congressional reporter for The Hill from 1995 to 1999.
In 1999 she moved to ABC News. From 1999 through 2002, she was a producer for World News Tonight and covered the U.S. Senate. She also wrote a column for ABCNews.com and contributed work to ABC Radio and ABC webcasts.
She has also done a significant amount of work as a freelance writer, working for the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly and The Federal Paper. She is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election on numerous cable news programs.
Her father is Brandon Stoddard who was the president of ABC Productions, ABC Motion Pictures, ABC Entertainment and a partner in Ancient Mariner Films in Los Angeles. Her mother is Alexandra Stoddard, a prolific author, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher. Her aunt is Barbara Johns Waterston, owner of Providence Magazine. Her cousin is James Smallwood Waterston, an actor. Her great-aunt is Ruth Elizabeth Johns, renowned social worker.