Marianne LeVine joins The Washington Post as national political reporter


Announcement from National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, Senior Politics Editor Dan Eggen and Deputy Politics Editor for Campaigns Sean Sullivan:

We are thrilled to announce that Marianne LeVine is joining The Post as a national political reporter focused on the 2024 election, bringing her talent for landing agenda-setting scoops to our campaign coverage.

Marianne comes to The Post after more than eight years at Politico, where she was known for unearthing revelatory stories on Capitol Hill. In her four years covering the Senate, Marianne broke news on stories such as the Biden White House’s decision to withdraw David Chipman’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Sen. Mitch McConnell's support for changes to the Electoral Count Act; and Meghan Markle cold-calling senators to get them to support paid leave.

Marianne has deep experience covering a range of high-stakes political stories, including both of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trials. She is a skilled chronicler of political figures who excels as extracting telling details, delivering a memorable tick-tock on Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation, profiling Sen. John Cornyn in the midst of gun policy negotiations and writing about Sen. Cory Booker as he pursued a police overhaul effort. Before she covered the Senate, Marianne made her mark with a stint on the lobbying beat, where she co-wrote the Politico Influence newsletter and reported on how Rudy Giuliani was paid for advocacy in Romania and how John Bolton relied on a former lobbyist to staff the National Security Council.

Marianne started her career on the labor beat, where she broke the news that the former wife of Andrew Puzder, Trump's first labor secretary nominee, had accused him of domestic abuse and went on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to talk about it. She also tackled a nine-month investigation examining the failures of minimum wage enforcement at the state level.

Marianne is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of Stanford University, where she studied international relations and French. She lives in the District, and in her free time, she enjoys running, hiking and attempting to cook.

Her first day will be April 24. Please join us in welcoming her.


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