Garrett M. Graff

GARRETT M. GRAFF is the editor of the Washingtonian magazine and one of the youngest major magazine editors in the United States. He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on technology and politics. He began his online career as Governor Howard Dean’s first webmaster, and in 2005, he was the first blogger accredited to cover a White House press briefing; he now teaches social media at Georgetown University. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the media representative on the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century, where he wrote the white paper Courts Are Conversations: An Argument for Increased Engagement by Court Leaders. He is also the author of two books: The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House, which examined the role of technology in the 2008 presidential race, and The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror, which traces the history of the FBI since the death of J. Edgar Hoover. Kirkus Books named it one of the best nonfiction books of 2011. His writing regularly appears in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, and New York Magazine.