Emily Tisch Sussman has been at the forefront of executing strategy for the progressive movement in America for more than a decade. She is a leading democratic political strategist with over 250 appearances on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, HLN, and CBS, and nearly 150 in the past year. Her views are also frequently featured in national news outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, Reuters, and Politico.
Emily is the host of the popular politics podcast Your Political Playlist, which features all women guests, and is a definitive guide to the Biden-Harris administration and Congress. 2021 guests have included White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s Council on Economic Advisers member Heather Boushey and Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel. Previous season guests included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Stacey Abrams. The show has received several features on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher and was named one of Refinery29’s Best New Podcasts for 2020.
Emily’s January 2020 interview with Hillary Clinton made headlines in The New York Times, The Washington Post, POLITICO, The Hill, and several other outlets, driving a 48-hour news cycle in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial and the weekend leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
Her May 2020 live podcast recording with Senator Cory Booker at the 92Y was viewed by more than 70,000 people in 120 countries. The show was called “required listening for any Democrat” by the National Field Director for Swing Left and “an in-depth policy brief with context around the democratic evolution on these issues” by a national political reporter for a major news outlet.
In 2019, Emily launched ETS Advisory which allows her to work directly with advocates across the country to drive progressive change through legislation, advocacy, the electoral process, and policy development.
She has had the opportunity to provide counsel to organizations including Change the Ref, an initiative sponsored by March For Our Lives; Town Hall Project; the Baker Project, which is a part of Eleanor’s Legacy; Funny or Die: Glam Up the Midterms; and Vote Vets.