Clyde Tucker is a principal survey methodologist at AIR. His has expertise in all aspects of survey design and methodology. Prior to joining AIR in 2013, he was at the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 28 years and served as the senior survey methodologist. He was the director of the BLS Behavioral Science Research Center from 1992-1998. He co-chaired the interagency research group that revised the methodology for collecting information on race and ethnicity in all federal surveys, including Census 2000. He served as a statistical consultant to the bipartisan Congressional commission assessing the impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act. He was a member of the committee overseeing the methodology of the Current Population Survey used to measure the unemployment rate.
Dr. Tucker was the recipient of the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics from the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 1998 and the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award in 2004 from the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Since 2004 he has headed the election-night decision desk for CNN, which won Emmy Awards in 2007 and 2013 for its 2006 and 2012 election night coverage, respectively, and a 2009 Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 presidential primaries.