National political correspondent Education: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Jenna Johnson is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post who writes about the 2020 presidential election with a heavy focus on voters and political movements. She has also covered the White House and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, interviewing thousands of Trump supporters across the country. Jenna started at the Post in 2007 as a summer intern and has since written about crime, county government and local elections, higher education and the Maryland statehouse.
At a campaign rally in Dallas, the president thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for being “a gentleman” in agreeing to a five-day cease-fire during negotiations with a U.S. delegation led by Vice President Pence.
Rep. Veronica Escobar, who has represented El Paso for seven months, is suddenly dealing with a slaughter apparently aimed at Latinos. In a sometimes violent landscape, she’s taking on Republicans and taking a different tack than some of her fellow Democrats.