Mary Kate Cary is a columnist and contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, writing a bi-weekly column on politics and the 2016 presidential race, and appearing regularly on network television and radio programs. She is also executive producer of “41ON41,” a documentary film about former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. In it, 41 extraordinary people tell their best stories about his leadership, good humor, bipartisanship and integrity. The film debuted on CNN domestically in June 2014, receiving good ratings and a very positive response on social media. “41ON41” was a featured film at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia and will soon be available on Netflix.
Ms. Cary served as a White House speechwriter for President Bush from 1989 to early 1992, authoring over 100 Presidential addresses by him. She has ghostwritten several books, two of them about the former President. Ms. Cary has been an Advisory Board member of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University since 2004.
In addition to making “41ON41,” Ms. Cary is a professional speechwriter specializing in political and corporate communications, writing for a variety of national political and corporate leaders. Some of her assignments have included State of the Union responses, Republican National Convention addresses, TED talks, and domestic and international speeches.