Reporter covering national affairs Education: Princeton University, A.B. in Politics, magna cum laude, Certificate in Latin American Studies
Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post's senior national affairs correspondent, covering how the new administration is transforming a range of U.S. policies and the federal government itself. She is the author of two books — one on sharks and another on Congress, not to be confused with each other — and has worked for The Post since 1998. She previously served as The Post’s House of Representatives correspondent and national environmental reporter.
Honors & Awards:
Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Media, 2011
Books by Juliet Eilperin:
Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks
As hundreds of thousands of federal workers fretted Friday about how they will pay bills amid the government shutdown, the missed paychecks turned out to be particularly cruel for nearly three dozen employees at one obscure government agency. Their checks slipped right through their hands, or at least through their bank accounts.
On New Year’s Day, Smokey Bear and U.S. Forest Service chief Vicki Christiansen journeyed to the Rose Parade despite the government shutdown. But this week, the White House directed agencies to cancel all travel unless it is critical to the agency’s mission.