Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington Education: Oberlin College, BA in Government and History, 1974; Stanford University, John S. Knight Fellowship, one year non-degree program
Tom Hamburger is an investigative reporter on the national desk of The Washington Post. He has covered the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies, with a focus on the intersection of money and politics. He joined The Post in early 2012, having worked previously for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Arkansas Gazette. His writing has received numerous national awards and citations, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for work with a team of Washington Post reporters. He has contributed to several books on national politics and policy and was the author, with Peter Wallsten, of the 2006 book "One Party Country," which described the Republican quest for political dominance on the state and national level during the presidency of George W. Bush.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for work with a team of Washington Post reporters on Trump campaign and administration ties to Russia
Goldsmith Award for Investigative Reporting, finalist, for work with Washington Post team on Trump-Russia connections, 20187
John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, Columbia University, for work with Alan Miller, 2006
Golden Typewriter Award, New York Press Club, for series on campaign donors called "The Investors," for work with team from Wall Street Journal, 2002
National Press Club Consumer Journalism Prize for series on health-care legislation, 2000
White House Correspondents Association, Raymond Clapper Memorial Award, for series on conflicts of interest in the federal courts with Star Tribune reporter Sharon Schmickle, 1996
Goldsmith Award for Investigative Reporting, finalist, for work with Sharon Schmickle on conflicts of interest on the federal bench, 1996
Pulitzer Prize, finalist, for work with Sharon Schmickle on conflicts of interest on the federal bench, 1996
George Polk award for work with Washington Post reporters on Trump connections to Russia, 2018
Books by Tom Hamburger:
One Party Country: The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century
After Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman told the president that they thought the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was unfriendly to him, Trump immediately suggested firing her, people familiar with Parnas’s account said.
The directive adds to an expanding list of moves by senior White House officials to contain, if not conceal, possible evidence of President Trump’s attempt to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart to provide information that could be damaging to Joe Biden.