White House reporter Education: Stanford University, BA in Sociology; Stanford University, MA in Sociology
Toluse "Tolu" Olorunnipa is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2019, after five years at Bloomberg News, where he reported on politics and policy from Washington and Florida.
Olorunnipa has covered the White House since 2015, reporting from five continents and more than 20 countries as part of the presidential press corps. He started his career at the Miami Herald, where he covered real estate, natural disasters and crime -- sometimes all at once. Olorunnipa is also an on-air contributor to CNN.
Presidents have long been scrutinized over how they treat the servers, waiters and maids they come across — as voters analyze the brief interactions between the country’s most powerful person and the low-wage workers they represent.