Blois Olson has been at the forefront of online political coverage and commentary in Minnesota for many years and has brought his knowledge to WCCO Radio.
Blois has built a trusted following of listeners, readers and fans on TV, radio and online. He co-founded MN-Politics in 1998 and has provided political and public affairs analysis to nearly every media outlet in Minnesota and national media that cover the Midwest. He is the former co-publisher of Politics In Minnesota and “Politics in Minnesota: The Directory.”
A Minnesota native, Blois’ love of current affairs was born during his job as a newspaper carrier for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where he studied political science and journalism.
In addition to providing a daily political voice on WCCO Radio, Blois has provided his analysis on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio and in the New York Times, Newsweek, Newsweek-Asia and Agence Press France. He is also a regular contributor to “Almanac” and “at Issue”.
Blois was an executive vice president at Tunheim Partners, a strategic communications firm in Bloomington. He left in 2012 to start his own marketing company, Fluence Media. He is married, has two children and lives in Hopkins.
Blois is a daily guest on the Morning News with Dave Lee. On the “Morning Take”, Blois and Dave discuss political and public affairs, issues at the local, state & national level. It can be heard weekday mornings at 6:25 or you can listen to the podcasts here. To subscribe to Blois’ “Morning Take”, click here.
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