Eleanor Clift

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Eleanor Clift (born July 7, 1940) is an American political reporter, television pundit and author. She is currently a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine. Her column, "Capitol Letter" is posted each week on the Newsweek and MSNBC websites. She is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show The McLaughlin Group, which she has compared to "a televised food fight". She is also a political contributor for the Fox News Channel. Born Eleanor Roeloffs in Brooklyn, New York, she grew up in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, where her parents ran a deli in Sunnyside. She went on to attend Hofstra University and Hunter College. She began her career as a secretary at Newsweek, and one of the first female reporters to earn an internship from the secretary pool. She began her broadcast career on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C., as a Friday week-in-review panelist. She became known to listeners for her good-natured acceptance of ribbing from other panelists and callers to the program.

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Making Montgomery Clift

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Getting Away With Murder

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Independence Day

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Making Montgomery Clift

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Independence Day

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Getting Away With Murder

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