ABC News chief political analyst and special correspondent Matthew Dowd announced on social media this evening that he is leaving the network, effective Jan. 31.
I have decided to end my relationship with ABC News effective January 31. I am going to miss some very good friends there. I am also excited in opening up my head, heart and soul to new ways to serve truth, justice, and democracy. If you all have any good ideas, let me know.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) January 14, 2021
Dowd was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney ’04 presidential campaign before joining ABC News in December 2007 as a political contributor. He was elevated to the role of ABC News special correspondent in February 2013 , and was later named the network’s chief political analyst.
Over his 13 years at ABC, Dowd was a consistent presence across all of the network’s political programming, including special event broadcasts (election nights, inaugurations, impeachments, etc.), as well as the network’s Sunday public affairs series This Week.