Kate O’Beirne is National Review’s Washington Editor. She writes principally about Congress politics and domestic policy. She is a regular on CNN’s Capital Gang, appears as a substitute host on CNN’s Crossfire and is a featured contributor to CNN’s Inside Politics.
Before joining National Review in 1995, O’Beirne was vice president of government relations at The Heritage Foundation, responsible for keeping Washington policymakers abreast of Heritage Proposals and research findings in all areas of the Foundation’s study, while serving as a contributing editor of the National Review.
O’Beirne previously served as Heritage’s deputy director of domestic policy studies, where she supervised studies in the areas of health care, welfare, education and housing. From 1986 to 1988 she was deputy assistant secretary for legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services.
A native of New York, O’Beirne began her political career when she worked on James Buckley’s successful U.S. senatorial campaign and served as a staff assistant in his Senate office.
O’Beirne also worked for the New York Senate, received her J.D. degree from St. John’s University and practiced law in New York.