For Immediate Release
Washington Examiner is excited to announce that Salena Zito is joining its staff as a full-time political correspondent.
Zito will have a wide-ranging beat, but the heart of it will be to cover the Rust Belt and swing states that won Donald Trump the presidency. She lives and works among the voters whom Republicans and Democrats will try most intensely to woo in 2018 and 2020.
Zito already writes a regular Sunday column for the Washington Examiner, and this will continue. But once she joins the staff on Dec. 1, she will also write news every day for the politics desk. In today’s issue of the Washington Examiner magazine, Zito has an exclusive interview with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a key figure on Capitol Hill who has been brought into the Democratic leadership by Minority Leader Charles Schumer to try to keep him from defecting to the Republican majority.
Washington Examiner Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon said, “Salena produced some of the most brilliant and insightful reporting on the election, and is widely regarded as having understood which way the political tide was flowing when most pundits and news organizations got it wrong. It is very pleasing that she will now be part of the Washington Examiner team.”
Zito said, “I’m excited to join the Washington Examiner, which is emerging as an indispensable source for straight news, solid analysis, and intelligent conservative commentary. I’m especially pleased that a Washington-based news organization wants to make sure it provides perspective from beyond the Beltway.”
Zito spent the last 11 years at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review as both a reporter and columnist covering national politics. Before that she worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers and held staff positions for both Democratic and Republican elected officials in Pennsylvania.
She has interviewed every president and vice-president in the 21st Century. In the latest election cycle, she interviewed 22 presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican.
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