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

We are very excited to announce that Amy B Wang is joining the National Politics staff to cover the 2020 presidential campaign.

Amy will help cover one of the biggest groups of Democratic contenders in memory. She will report from inside campaigns to reveal their policies and also explore the electorate to determine what voters want.

Before joining politics, Amy was on the General Assignment team, where she helped anchor coverage of dozens of breaking news events, including the eruption of Kilauea, wildfires in California, a false ‘ballistic missile threat’ in Hawaii and a deadly shooting at a video-game competition. When not on breaking news, Amy delved into longer stories like the mystery of the six Chinese passengers who survived the Titanic.

Amy often jumped on political stories: When Donald Trump took a call from the president of Taiwan, she helped explain why it was a big deal. Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, she profiled Kris Kobach’s campaign for Kansas governor and Trump’s last-ditch effort in Ohio to avoid another special-election defeat. Recently, she traveled to South Bend, Ind., to document Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor.

Amy joined The Post in 2016 after seven years with the Arizona Republic, where she covered everything from education to aviation to local politics. A Houston native, Amy is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys a game of Settlers of Catan.