Bloomberg reporter Jacobs owns the White House COVID beat
Elahe Izadi of The Washington Post profiles Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs, who has broken the news of multiple positive COVID cases within the White House.
Izadi reports, “She made headlines in February after the Trump campaign kicked her out of an Iowa event, in light of Bloomberg News’s editorial decision to not investigate founder Mike Bloomberg or his Democratic rivals during the 2020 campaign.
“‘She’s been the source of a lot of scoops in the Trump era, so it’s not at all surprising that she would continue to generate that on covid-19,’ said one veteran White House reporter.
“Beyond informing people who have been in and near the White House — including her fellow reporters — to the possibility they have been exposed to a deadly virus, these stories have also revealed how the administration has tried to keep outbreaks secret, even as the president projected confidence that the country was ’rounding the turn’ on the pandemic.”
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