Leah Askarinam

Reporter & Analyst

Leah Askarinam is a Reporter & Analyst with Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. She's also appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal and has been a part of FiveThirtyEight's primary night coverage. On Election Night 2018, she worked as a consultant with CBS News.

Prior to joining the Inside Elections, Leah was an Assistant Editor with The Atlantic, where she worked closely with veteran columnist Ron Brownstein to analyze data that demonstrates the demographic trends that shape politics and policy. In between writing and research for the website, she contributed to the Atlantic events team, preparing moderators for interviews with panelists, ranging from politicians, to academics, to philanthropists.
Leah grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where she was editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper. She stayed nearby for another few years as a middle school English teacher in Chalmette, Louisiana through Teach for America, and now lives in Washington, D.C.