Eight states -- including the massive California -- hold primaries today.

This could be a reporter hard at work. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

It's a packed schedule. So, how to stay on top of it all?  With our awesome list of the best state-based political reporters of course!  We built this list -- from reader contributions -- last year; it's a great resource to stay abreast of the smart political news and analysis on a day like this or, really, any day.

Our list, alphabetical by state, is below. Or, you can follow all 37 of them with one click!


Mary Orndorff Troyan, Gannett

George Talbot, Alabama Media Group

Kyle Whitmire, Birmingham News

Max Reiss, Raycom Media

Josh Moon, Montgomery Advertiser

Phil Rawls, AP

Mike Cason, Birmingham News

Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser

Kim Chandler, Alabama Media Grouo


Mark Z. Barabak, LA Times

George Skelton, LA Times

David Siders, Sac Bee

Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune

Dan Walters, Sac Bee

Doug Sovern, KCBS

Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle


James Lynch, Cedar Rapids Gazette

Ed Tibbetts, Quad City Times

Tom Beaumont, AP

O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa

Jennifer Jacobs, Des Moines Register


Emily Wagster Pettus, AP

Bobby Harrison, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Geoff Pender, Clarion Ledger


John Adams, Great Falls Tribune

Aaron Flint, Voices of Montana

New Jersey

Tom Moran, Star Ledger

Angela Delli Santi, AP

Charles Stile, Bergen Record

Matt Katz, WNYC

Michael Aron, NJTV

Michael Symons, Gannett

Herb Jackson, Bergen Record

Matt Friedman, Star Ledger

New Mexico

Steve Terrell, New Mexican

South Dakota

Dave Montgomery, Argus Leader