Richard L. Wolffe was born on September 17, 1968 in Birmingham, England. He graduated from Oxford University in 1992 with a degree in English and French literature. Wolffe worked for the Financial Times as a senior journalist and joined Newsweek in 2002 as a diplomatic correspondent. He was also a White House correspondent, covering the Howard Dean and John Kerry campaigns in the 2004 presidential election, plus Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. In 2009 Wolffe joined a business advisory firm, Public Strategies, in the role of Senior Strategist. He has been featured as a political analyst for MSNBC, Meet the Press, CNN, Fox News, TODAY, the BBC, and the CBC. He also appeared in HBO's documentaries on the Obama and 2000 Bush campaigns. Wolffe co-authored The Victim's Fortune and two Spanish cookbooks, and he has written for food magazines including Food Arts and Food & Wine. He is the author of Renegade: The Making of a President.