America’s Morning News 6-8am
America’s Morning News is a new nationally syndicated, morning-drive radio news show in partnership with The Washington Times which proves to be an innovative new format aimed at showcasing 10 of America’s top investigative reporters, where two multiple award-winning anchors are broadcasting 21feet away from 175 working journalists in the Times’ newsroom inside the nation’s capital. America’s Morning News features frequent television guest Amy Holmes, who is Co-Anchoring with Award-Winning Columnist John McCaslin.
John McCaslin has appeared on virtually every major television and radio network — from MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews to National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” even VH1 — offering insights in the nation’s capital and its ever-changing cast of political characters. He’s been a regular substitute host for Rush Limbaugh on the EIB Network, Sam Donaldson on ABC Radio, Mary Matalin on CBS Radio, and Michael Reagan and Oliver North over Radio America. He has also anchored a weekly news segment on ABC-7 News in Washington.
His news and travel assignments have taken him around the world, filing stories from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South and Central America. For two years he covered and wrote about the war in Nicaragua. His life and work have been featured in numerous publications, including Reader’s Digest, the Washington Post, Editor & Publisher, Washingtonian, Capitol File, Washington Life, and numerous travel magazines.
A former Metropolitan Editor for the Washington Times, McCaslin directed 45 editors/reporters in their daily coverage of the nation’s capital. At the request of the Associated Press, he developed and launched a paid partnership between the nation’s leading news wire agency and his reporters.
Previously, as assistant National Editor, he co-managed daily coverage of the White House, Congress and Pentagon. Best known for penning the “Inside the Beltway” column for The Washington Times (and previously the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and Tribune Media Services), McCaslin’s topics and readers are one and the same, and include U.S. presidents and their Cabinets, senators and congressmen, federal bureaucrats and ordinary Americans.
Every day he treats readers to a unique cornucopia of anecdotes culled from Washington’s countless corridors of power. Broadcaster, author, public speaker and columnist are among the hats worn by John McCaslin during his 25 years of covering the White House and Congress and all federal agencies in between.
Amy Holmes is a political analyst who covered both the 2006 and 2008 political seasons for CNN for which she won the Thurgood Marshall Award.
Prior to joining CNN, Holmes served as a senior speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for three years, writing on topics ranging from economic and energy policy to judicial nominations and the Iraq war. She was a senior staff member for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps. She got her start in Washington helping build the non-profit Independent Women’s Forum as economic project director and campus project director.
In addition to her government and public policy experience, Holmes has been a familiar face on television news and talk programs. She has guest-hosted ABC’s “The View” and appears regularly on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, including as a special correspondent for the 2008 election.
In 2002, she hosted Lead Story on Black Entertainment Television (BET) where she she interviewed administration officials, journalists, and top newsmakers.
Holmes began her career on television as a Fox News Channel contributor, followed by the 2000 election coverage for MSNBC. She has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS’s To the Contrary, and the Montel Williams Show.
Her political commentary has appeared in numerous national publications including the Washington Post, National Review, and as a USA Today guest contributor. Holmes has garnered features in Newsweek, Glamour, People magazine, Mademoiselle, Honey, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Holmes holds a degree in Economics from Princeton University. She was born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Seattle, Washington.