The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The New York Times assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller:
We’re happy to announce our new White House team — seven formidable reporters who together have decades of deep experience in Washington and a range of skills and expertise.
Peter Baker, our chief White House correspondent, has covered the last five presidents, going back to Bill Clinton in 1996, when he started on the White House beat at The Washington Post. Peter will focus on the presidency, foreign policy and the narrative accounts that have informed his coverage of past presidents. Peter, who joined The Times in 2008, had a four-year tour as Moscow co-bureau chief for The Post. He is the author or co-author of six books.
Zolan Kanno-Youngs, our former Department of Home. Zolan previously covered criminal justice for The Wall Street Journal.
Annie Karni, a White House correspondent for the past three years. She’ll focus on domestic policy and politics. Previously she covered the White House for Politico. Before that she spent a decade covering City Hall and local politics for The New York Post, The New York Daily News and The New York Sun.
Katie Rogers, a White House correspondent since 2017.
David Sanger, a national security correspondent, is making a return engagement to the White House beat. He’ll focus on national security issues. David has been at The Times for 38 years, and has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for international reporting. He is the author of two Times best sellers.
Michael Shear, a reporter in Washington for almost three decades. In this administration he’ll focus on domestic policy, particularly immigration. Before coming to The Times in 2010, Mike spent eighteen years writing about local, state and national politics at The Washington Post, where he was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team. He was a member of the staff at The San Jose Mercury News that won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize.