Kate Anderson Brower

Kate Andersen-Brower

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New York Times Best Selling Author

Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. Her book has been optioned by Kevin Spacey’s production company, Trigger Street Productions, and is in development to be made into a television series.
In April 2016, Brower released her second New York Times best-seller, First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. In it, Brower explores the friendships and rivalries between the first ladies and the behind- the-scenes dynamics of life in the White House. In October 2016, it was announced that First Women would be made into a TV series, produced by Reese Witherspoon and directed/executive produced by Robin Wright. The Residence has similarly been optioned for a series by Fox 21 Studios.

On June 5th, 2018, Brower will release her third book, First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power. The book will present an intimate, news-making look at the men who are next in line to the most powerful office in the world—the vice presidents of the modern era—from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden to Mike Pence.

Brower covered the White House for Bloomberg News and Businessweek, and as part of the White House press corps traveled across the U.S. and around the globe on Air Force One, accompanying President Obama on dozens of trips including stops in Colombia, Poland, Ireland, France, England and Portugal. She was also assigned to cover First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. She was one of three reporters who traveled with the vice president to Mongolia, China, and Japan. She has written for the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Washingtonian, and is a contributor to CNN.

Kate Andersen Brower is a graduate of Barnard College with a Master’s Degree from Oxford University. Prior to covering the White House for Bloomberg News, Brower worked at CBS News in New York and Fox News in Washington, D.C., and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Fox News’ Hannity, The Kelly File and Fox & Friends, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe. She is also a frequent guest on CNN.

Brower lives near Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two young children.

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The Residence

Whether you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, Scandal, The West Wing, House of Cards, or all four, journalist Kate Andersen Brower reveals real life stories that will take you deep behind the scenes of the private world of the White House.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies

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Kate Andersen Brower’s The Residence is one of those rare books that is both elegant portraiture and highly readable, important White House history. The anecdotes are fresh and the analysis cogent. The stories about Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama are irresistible. Highly recommended!

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