Campaign 2006

Meet the Reporters

Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza

Reporter & Political Columnist — washingtonpost.com

Chris Cillizza is the author of washingtonpost.com's politics blog, The Fix. He covers national political news for washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post. Chris came to washingtonpost.com from Roll Call newspaper, a Washington, D.C., publication covering Congress. During his four years at the paper, he reported on campaign politics from the presidential to the congressional level, finishing his time at Roll Call as the paper's White House correspondent. Prior to joining Roll Call in June 2001, Chris covered governor's races and southern House races at the Cook Political Report and wrote a column on politics for Congress Daily. His freelance work has appeared in a variety of publications including the Atlantic Monthly, Washingtonian and Slate. He has also been a guest on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.

Chet Rhodes

Chet Rhodes

Deputy Multimedia Editor, Breaking News — washingtonpost.com

Chet Rhodes oversees the production and editing of daily news video for the site. He designed and installed a live television production studio for the company as well as video editing facilities. He is also leading a project that trains Washington Post print journalists in shooting video for washingtonpost.com. Before joining washingtonpost.com, Chet taught for 10 years as an instructor of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland's College of Journalism. He also worked as a radio news director in local radio and as an editor and chief engineer with the UPI radio network.

Jim VandeHei

Jim VandeHei

National Political Reporter — The Washington Post

Jim VandeHei, 35, is national political reporter for The Washington Post. Jim -- a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and loyal though suffering Green Bay Packer fan -- writes extensively about Congress, the White House and presidential and congressional politics for the Post. During his four plus years at the paper, Jim has covered the Bush White House, the 2004 presidential campaign and Congress. Before joining the Post, Jim covered the White House and Congress for the Wall Street Journal. But he traces his training in political journalism to his three years at Roll Call newspaper in the 1990s. Jim has offered analysis on politics and the presidency on a variety of television news programs, including CBS's "Face the Nation," CNN "Inside Politics," and MSNBC's "Hardball." He analyzes politics each morning on Washington Post Radio and chats biweekly about politics on Washingtonpost.com. Jim, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, is married to the dazzling Autumn Hanna VandeHei and has two amazing children, Sophia, 4, and James Jr., 2.


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