Callum Borchers

Washington, D.C.

Reporter who covered the intersection of politics and media

Education: Northeastern University, MA in journalism; Ithaca College, BA in journalism

Callum Borchers covered the intersection of politics and media. He left The Washington Post in June 2018. He joined The Post in 2015 from the Boston Globe, where his beats included national politics, technology and the business of sports. He is a former editor of Citizen's News in Naugatuck, Conn.
Latest from Callum Borchers

Gen. Jim Mattis is retiring. Here’s a timeline of Team Trump departures.

A roundup of the most notable exits since President Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017

December 20, 2018

A near-constant in John McCain’s career: His knack with the media

The senator built goodwill in the press through candor and accessibility.

August 26, 2018

John McCain and the media

The senator built good will in the press through candor and accessibility.

August 26, 2018

Charles Krauthammer inspired journalists with disabilities, including me

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist became known for his wit, not his wheelchair.

June 21, 2018

Michael Avenatti, now representing separated migrant families, denies he’s chasing the limelight

"Look, I didn't need any additional fame or limelight beyond what I already had,” the lawyer for Stormy Daniels said.

June 21, 2018

Trump torn: Is it better to get good press or bad?

The president can't decide whether he wants to be seen as besieged by unfair coverage or as so undeniably excellent that he can win over the press.

June 20, 2018

Steve Schmidt, Never Trumpers and life after the GOP

Republican expats are united in opposition to the direction of their former party but are divided over what to do next.

June 20, 2018

Kirstjen Nielsen’s suggestion that human-interest reporting reveals media bias

Her argument is flawed but not entirely without merit.

June 19, 2018

Jeff Sessions explains how separating families is different from what Nazis did

The difference, according to Sessions, is that Nazis were trying to keep Jews in the country, whereas the Trump administration is trying to keep immigrants out of the country.

June 19, 2018

How images of separated children are shaping the immigration debate

As cable news has become saturated with images of children fenced in and sleeping on floors, the White House has joined the outrage chorus — while blaming Democrats.

June 18, 2018