en Rudin is the political editor for National Public Radio (NPR) where he directs campaign coverage for the network. For over 25 years, Rudin’s focus has been on all aspects of politics, from presidential contests – the primaries, national conventions, debates, and general elections – to races for the House, Senate and governor, as well. He has been a fixture on many national TV and radio news programs and created the "Political Junkie" blog on NPR.org – an interactive daily feature focused on all political news nationwide. The blog, which earlier ran for three years as a column on the Washington Post website, has spawned a "political junkie" on-air segment on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He also produced the popular ScuttleButton contest, a weekly campaign button puzzle for the Washington Post and wrote the "Political Graffiti" column for The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper.
From 1983 through 1991, Rudin was at ABC News where he served as deputy political director and later as the off-air reporter on Capitol Hill covering the House. A political junkie for three plus decades, he has one of the most extensive collections of campaign buttons in the nation – a collection that now surpasses 70,000 items, Rudin is a graduate of Pace University in New York.