Touluse Olorunipa photographed on June 27, 2017. Photographer: Lori Hoffman for Bloomberg. (Lori Hoffman/Lori Hoffman/Bloomberg)

Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery and Senior Politics Editor Peter Wallsten:

We are very excited to announce that Toluse “Tolu” Olorunnipa is joining The Washington Post -- initially on our White House team before transitioning later this year to become a full-time campaign reporter focused on the Democratic primary.

Tolu has covered the White House for Bloomberg since 2015, reporting from five continents and more than 20 countries. His stories have helped chronicle President Trump’s unusual speaking style, such as his penchant for promising big announcements in “two weeks” and his practice of citing anonymous officials who support his policies. His coverage has also included in-depth analysis of the administration’s economic policies, including on taxes, trade, wages and inequality.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Tolu also worked as a national correspondent for Bloomberg based in the Florida capital. Before that, he covered real estate, natural disasters and crime—sometimes all at once—for the Miami Herald.

Tolu graduated from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology and lives in Washington. His first day will be Jan. 28. Please join us in welcoming him to The Post.