Ben Terris

Feature writerWashington, D.C.


With cameras in hand, their jobs are to follow opposition candidates around, day after day, in hopes of catching any gaffe.

  • Oct 14, 2014

The retired physician and possible presidential candidate solicits and publishes negative feedback.

  • Oct 6, 2014

The former Secret Service director joined an elite club of D.C. insiders who had fallen in very public ways.

  • Oct 5, 2014

The outspoken congressman left Washington for Harvard but didn’t leave his soapbox behind.

  • Sep 24, 2014

The pop star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a N.C. congressional race.

  • Sep 18, 2014

The new host of NBC’s Sunday morning mainstay looks to show fresh perspective and insider smarts.

  • Sep 5, 2014

New Post publisher is known for finesse with working with people and maintaining relationships.

  • Sep 2, 2014

The famous surgeon and bestselling author takes his book tour through Iowa, toying with a White House bid.

  • Aug 28, 2014

Even disastrously off-base results (for example, a predicted Eric Cantor win) don’t land pollsters out of a job.

  • Aug 20, 2014

It looks as if people will finally be able to stop speculating about Meet the Press. According to reports, David Gregory is out after almost six years as host.

  • Aug 14, 2014
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Ben Terris is a writer in the Washington Post's Style section with a focus on national politics.

Ben previously worked at National Journal, where he wrote political features primarily focused on Congress. His time at National Journal also included a hunting trip with one of the most conservative members of Congress, a hamburger cook-off with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and a trip to Clarksdale, Mississippi to write about the murder of a mayoral candidate.

A 2008 graduate of Brandeis University, Ben spent the first 13 weeks of his career driving 15,000 miles around the country in a beat-up Toyota Camry talking with young people about politics and writing up what he learned from them for the Huffington Post. He subsequently took a job as a hyperlocal reporter for the Boston Globe and then went to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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