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NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt has been a fixture at the 24-hour news channel since 2003, overseeing NY1's coverage of state and local politics.

He also writes a weekly column for the NY1 website, the NY1 Political Buzz, and provides commentary on weekday mornings with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan.

Hardt supervises the production of Inside City Hall, NY1's nightly hour-long news and opinion program. He also has planned coverage of major events at NY1, including its mayoral debates and the presidential conventions. In 2012 he supervised the station’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy from his home in Rockaway Beach.

Prior to joining NY1 Hardt was a political reporter for the New York Post and the Associated Press.

His Twitter handle is @bobhardt.