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Join nearly 50,000 others from around the world and receive Wake Up To Politics in your inbox every weekday morning. The daily newsletter offers a comprehensive but understandable, non-partisan briefing on the latest news from the White House, Congress, courts, elections, and more. And it comes from the unique perspective of Gabe Fleisher, a high school student from the Midwest. (See an archive of recent issues here)
Gabe Fleisher's love for politics and history began at an early age, sparked by his attendance of the 2009 presidential inauguration. In April 2011, his passion turned to action when he began publishing his own daily political email blast and sending it to a lone subscriber: his mom. Over seven years later, Wake Up To Politics is now sent to 50,000 readers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the globe -- but its core mission of making politics accessible to everyone remains the same.
As Editor-in-Chief, Gabe is the sole staffer of Wake Up To Politics and is responsible for all content, which he writes himself every weekday morning before leaving to go to high school. He also runs the Wake Up To Politics social media accounts, which have a combined audience of over 30,000. Gabe has interviewed political figures including Nancy Pelosi, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Martin O'Malley, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. For Wake Up To Politics, Gabe has received press credentials to cover numerous presidential primary debates, presidential addresses, caucus meetings, and candidate rallies. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR, and been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Politico, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, NBC News, and other news outlets. In May 2019, Gabe was the first journalist to report on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign announcement, a scoop that earned him nationwide attention and an interview with the mayor himself.
Since January 2020, Gabe has hosted the Wake Up To Politics Podcast, a partnership with St. Louis Public Radio. For his work on the podcast, Gabe was given the 2020 Horace Mann Friend of Education Award by the Missouri National Education Association. He is also the author of one book, Hear Us Roar, a history of his elementary school, and Executive Editor-in-Chief of his high school newspaper, The World. Gabe is a recipient of the 2014 Lincoln Forum Student Scholarship and the Kids Voting Missouri Pioneer Award; he was recognized by The Forward as one of the 50 most impactful Jews in the United States in 2019 and by Microsoft as a "Person of Action" in 2016. He was also a nominee for Forbes' 2019 "30 under 30 in media" list. Gabe, 18, lives in University City, Missouri, with his parents, sister, and dog Tipper.
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