Dan Eggen has worked at The Washington Post since 1997, when he started as a Metro reporter based in Northern Virginia. He joined the National Desk in 2001 to cover the Justice Department and national-security issues. He was assigned to the White House to cover the end of the Bush administration in 2008, and has written about lobbying, campaign finance, and the role of money in politics since 2009. Eggen was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2002, and was also part of a Pulitzer finalist entry in 2005. He is currently the political campaigns editor on the National Desk. A Midwest native, Eggen lives in Washington with his wife and two daughters.