National Political Reporter Education: University of Oklahoma
Holly Bailey is a national political reporter for The Washington Post covering the 2020 presidential campaign.
Before joining the Post in March 2018, she was a national correspondent at Yahoo News, where she covered major news events including the Boston Marathon bombing and trial, the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Tex., and the May 2013 tornadoes in her home state of Oklahoma. Her first book, "The Mercy of the Sky," about severe weather in Oklahoma, was published in 2015 by Viking and was the recipient of the Oklahoma Book Award and the American Meteorological Society's Lewis J. Batten Award for distinguished reporting. In 2016, she covered Donald Trump's unlikely quest for the presidency. Her project, "Donald Trump's America," which documented the future president and his supporters, won the 2017 Deadline Club award for feature photography.
Before Yahoo News, she was a White House correspondent at Newsweek, where she covered the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In 2008, she was the magazine's lead reporter covering the Republican presidential campaign, chronicling the rise and fall of candidates including Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee and John McCain.
Honors & Awards:
2016 Oklahoma Book Award
2017 American Meteorological Society Lewis J. Batten Award for Distinguished Reporting