Hannah Knowles

Washington, D.C.

National politics reporter covering campaigns

Education: Stanford University, BA in English

Hannah Knowles is a national politics reporter covering campaigns at The Washington Post. She joined the national politics team after three years on The Post's general assignment desk, where she covered breaking news and reported on the 2020 election, covid-19 and the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Latest from Hannah Knowles

Trump extends election-rigging myth to his potential criminal charges

Trump repeatedly emphasized his false insistence that the 2020 election was stolen from him and suggested his political opponents were now bent on rigging the next election against him through the prospect of criminal charges.

March 27, 2023

Trump, under legal threat, tries to short-circuit DeSantis momentum

The former president holds his first rally of the 2024 campaign on Saturday, as he seeks to further slow his chief GOP rival.

March 25, 2023

Top adviser to Youngkin moves to pro-DeSantis group

The move by Jeff Roe raises further doubts about Glenn Youngkin’s interest in a 2024 presidential campaign.

March 23, 2023

Trump campaign prepares for ‘new normal’: Running under indictment

The former president’s team is pressuring other Republicans to show support. But advisers privately acknowledged many potential risks.

March 21, 2023

DeSantis criticizes N.Y. prosecutor while invoking Trump’s alleged ‘porn star hush money payments’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) took slight digs at Donald Trump amid talk — driven by the former president himself — that Trump expects to be indicted this week by a grand jury in New York.

March 20, 2023

Nikki Haley, Tim Scott converge at S.C. forum as potential 2024 rivals

The former governor and current senator appear Saturday at an evangelical gathering in Charleston.

March 18, 2023

Signing books and holding babies, DeSantis tests his retail skills in Iowa

His trip served as a trial run of sorts for a politician who has been largely untested on the close-up circuit in key early states.

March 10, 2023

DeSantis indicates privately he intends to run in 2024 as allies prepare

Public and behind-the-scenes movements underline how far along DeSantis and his allies are in their 2024 election preparation.

March 10, 2023

Tracking presidential candidates for the 2024 election

We are tracking the Democrats and Republicans who have announced they are running for president in the 2024 election and who might announce next.

March 5, 2023

DeSantis cannonballs into America’s deep blue states for war on ‘woke’ ahead of 2024

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has used his trips to contrast his state’s accomplishments — citing statistics that sometimes mask far more complicated debates.

March 3, 2023