For the past four years, Eilperin has been a senior national correspondent covering climate and environment. In that capacity, she anchored coverage of the Biden and Trump administrations, helping to break stories that exposed ethical lapses by then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, prompting their resignations. For our Pulitzer Prize-winning 2019 series on global hotspots, “2C: Beyond the Limit,” Eilperin reported on rising seas threatening beach houses in Rhode Island and melting permafrost upending indigenous traditions in Alaska. Most recently, Eilperin helped develop an online tracker for environmental regulations that won first place in beat reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Eilperin joined The Post to cover Congress in 1998, when the big news was the impeachment of Bill Clinton and escalating battles over spending. She began covering the environment in 2004, joined the White House team in 2013 and served as White House bureau chief for the final year of the Obama administration. Along the way, she published two books, one about politicians (“Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives”) and one about sharks (“Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks”) – which, she likes to say, is the more upbeat of the two.
Before coming to The Post, Eilperin covered the Hill for Roll Call and the now-defunct States News Service. She spent a year reporting in Seoul on a Luce Scholarship and a summer as an intern for The New York Times in Mexico. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, majoring in politics with a certificate in Latin American Studies.
A native of D.C., Eilperin lives in her hometown with her husband, son and daughter and two cats. She enjoys exploring Rock Creek Park, listening to indie bands and baking pizza and the occasional batch of bagels.
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