Reporter covering federal agencies and the management of government in the Trump administration Education: Wesleyan University, B.A. history Lisa Rein covers federal agencies and the management of government in the Trump administration. At The Washington Post, she has written about federal workers, state politics and government in Annapolis and Richmond; local government in Fairfax County, Va.; and the redevelopment of Washington and its neighborhoods. She was previously a reporter for the New York Daily News, where she covered former mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and the city’s colorful taxi industry. Before crossing the Hudson River, she chronicled Asian immigration to northern New Jersey for the Record of Hackensack. Rein started her daily newspaper career at the Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Mass., where one of the biggest scandals of the late 1980s was the gold spray-painting by vandals of Plymouth Rock. She grew up in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. She came to The Post in 1999. Foreign languages spoken: Fluent French
The White House moved this week to seize control of the board that administers the Thrift Savings Plan, which holds the retirement portfolios of close to 6 million federal employees and service members, as it moves to invest in China-based stocks.