Robert Costa

Washington, D.C.

Education: University of Notre Dame, B.A. in American studies; University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in politics

Robert Costa is chief election & campaign correspondent for CBS News. He collaborates on special projects and investigations with The Washington Post, where he previously worked as a national political reporter. Costa is co-author with Bob Woodward of “Peril,” a No. 1 bestselling book about the final days of the Trump presidency and early days of the Biden presidency. Costa previously served as the moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" on PBS and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and
Latest from Robert Costa

Jan. 6 White House logs given to House show 7-hour gap in Trump calls

The House select committee is now investigating whether it has the full record and whether Trump communicated that day through back channels, phones of aides or personal disposable phones, according to people familiar with the probe.

March 29, 2022

What’s the deal with Ginni Thomas?

On today’s Post Reports, what we can learn from texts between President Donald Trump’s top aide and the wife of a Supreme Court justice. Plus, why protesters in the Caribbean have not been charmed by William and Kate’s royal “charm offensive.”

March 25, 2022

American democracy in ‘Peril’

Journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa uncovered details about the tumultuous transition of power from President Trump to President Biden in their new book, "Peril." They reveal how close we came to constitutional and international crises.

September 30, 2021

As defeats pile up, Trump tries to delay vote count in last-ditch attempt to cast doubt on Biden victory

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, has told associates his ambition is to stall the vote certification in an effort to have GOP lawmakers pick electors, a outcome that appears unattainable.

November 18, 2020

Republicans sound alarm on Georgia Senate runoffs as they privately weigh Trump’s influence

On a private call, GOP senators and allies fret about the changing electorate and look to reach anti-Trump Republicans.

November 16, 2020

Fear of losing Senate majority in Georgia runoffs drives GOP embrace of Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud

The president has peddled unsubstantiated claims about the vote count in the state, where he trails Joe Biden, and the state’s two GOP senators have challenged the credibility of the Republican secretary of state.

November 10, 2020

Even in defeat, the embers of Trumpism still burn in the Republican Party

After President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, the question coursing through American politics is what becomes of the movement that has developed behind Trump.

November 8, 2020

    Voices from the fight: An oral history of the four-year movement to defeat Donald Trump

    Notable figures and ordinary Americans describe their reaction to Trump's victory in 2016 and describe the moments during his presidency that compelled them to speak out and mobilize against him.

    November 8, 2020

    ‘I’ve never been there before’: What Trump said about golf and his fear of losing

    During an interview with two Washington Post journalists five years ago, then-candidate Donald Trump was asked to contemplate what it would feel like to suffer defeat.

    November 7, 2020