Alexis Coe

Fellow, Us@250

Alexis Coe is a presidential historian and the award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George of Washington and Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis. She frequently appears on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, History Channel, BBC, and PBS, and has been featured in and published by most major publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She is a frequent guest on NPR and host of the podcasts No Man's Land and Presidents Are People Too!

Coe’s project, “How Should a President Be,” is a long-overdue national conversation about the kind of wisdom, experience, and vision that has helped and harmed presidents, and by extension, the country’s faith in the office. This project will engage thought leaders in pursuit of a more detailed, nuanced portrait of a president in the twenty-first century through panel discussions, a podcast, and a book.

Coe lives outside of New York City with her young daughter.