Mr. Roff has more than two decade’s experience navigating Washington’s highways and byways, both in and out of government and is currently a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he writes for the magazine’s “Thomas Jefferson Street” blog and a senior fellow at the non-partisan Institute for Liberty.
At one time the political director of Newt Gingrich’s GOPAC, Mr. Roff planned and directed political education programs training candidates for public office and political activists. Leaving politics for a career in journalism, Mr. Roff spent five years as the senior political writer for United Press International. While at UPI he worked on some of the biggest political stories of the 20th century — including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the election of George W. Bush in one of the narrowest political contests in U.S. history.
A frequent commentator on politics and public issues, Mr. Roff has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs including “CBS News Overnight,” “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “The Dennis Miller Show,” “Hannity & Colmes,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “C-SPAN’s Washington Journal,” and even once appeared as himself on the hit ABC comedy “Spin City.”
Mr. Roff has been quoted in major publications including USA Today, The New York Times, the online version of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and National Review.
A 1988 graduate of The George Washington University, Mr. Roff has lived in Northern Virginia for much of the last 25 years along with his children and his beagle Shaggie.