A veteran of politics since 1990, Douglas Heye has served in leading communications positions in the House of Representatives and United States Senate, the Republican National Committee, as well as serving in the George W. Bush Administration. He is currently a CNN Political Commentator and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he provides analysis on domestic and international political events. Heye was a Fall 2015 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, focusing on crisis communications.
Heye has garnered on the record bi-partisan praise for his team-building, communications and strategic planning abilities. Roll Call named Heye one of their “Fabulous 50,” noting Heye’s ability to “set the tone and frame the debate” as someone “in the room when decisions are made” in the Capitol. He has been called a “pro’s pro” in POLITICO by his counterpart at the Democratic National Committee for his handling of what CNN labeled “one of the most demanding jobs in Washington.” Of his ability to reach an audience during television appearances, POLITICO remarked, “when the red camera light turns on, Heye doesn’t disappoint.”