Adam Schrager - Photograph
Reporter and Anchor of Here and Now
Adam Schrager has covered politics for nearly 20 years, most recently at KUSA-TV in Denver. Previously, he worked in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee in the 1990s. Schrager is the author of The Principled Politician, a biography of former Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr whose stand on behalf of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor would cost him his political career. The book led state lawmakers to name the new state justice center after the former Colorado chief executive. His latest book is The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care), co-authored with Rob Witwer. It has been lauded by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and political figures on both sides of the political spectrum.
In his career, Schrager has won numerous journalism accolades, including more than twenty Emmy awards. He taught a journalism class at the University of Denver and at Marquette University and has conducted dozens of seminars on the impact of the media on politics. Schrager has a bachelors degree in history from the University of Michigan and a masters degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. He began his career in 1991 with CBS News in London and worked for numerous stations in Wisconsin before moving to Denver in 1999.
Schrager lives in Madison with his wife, Cathy, and their daughter, Harper, and their son, Clark.