About John F. Harris
John F. Harris, co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008, is national politics editor at The Washington Post.
His book, The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House, grew out of his experience covering the Clinton presidency from 1995 until its last day, January 20, 2001.
Harris, a native of Rochester, New York, and a graduate of Carleton College, with a major in American history, came to the Post as a summer intern in 1985 and has hung around ever since. He covered politics in Virginia, the U.S. military, and for the past decade has been a White House and politics reporter for the Post's national staff.
His stories on the presidency won two of the leading awards for White House coverage: the White House Correspondents Association's Aldo Beckman Award, and the Gerald R. Ford Award. He is an occasional panelist on the program Washington Week, and appears frequently on other television and radio shows.
In June of 2005 Harris became the Post's National Politics Editor, in charge of the paper's White House and elections coverage.
He lives with his wife, Ann O'Hanlon, and their three children in Alexandria, Virginia.
A collection of some of his Washington Post reporting is below:
Contact John F. Harris
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On Oct. 5 Washington Post national politics editor John F. Harris discussed his book and answered questions from readers.