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Isaac Dovere

E. Isaac Dovere

E. Isaac Dovere

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs


Edward-Isaac Dovere is a senior reporter for CNN, covering Democratic politics and campaigns across the country. He brings two decades of reporting experience, beginning in his native New York and into Washington. 

Dovere's reporting has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting and the New York Press Club's for Best Political Reporting. He received the White House Correspondents Association's prestigious Merriman Smith award for presidential reporting under deadline pressure for his coverage of the historic trip to Cuba in 2016. 

He is the bestselling author of Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' campaigns to defeat Trump, which the Washington Post called "a riveting account" about the Democrats' path back from destruction during the Trump years and concludes with Joe Biden's first interview conducted as president.

Dovere is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and has a master's degree from the University of Chicago.


Battle for the Soul, 2021