NY Times econ correspondent Tankersley moves to White House team
New York Times White House economics correspondent Jim Tankersley is moving to the White House team.
He will focus on economic policy and most immediately, the COVID economic relief efforts.
Tankersley joined the Times in September 2017, as a tax and economics reporter. He came to The Times from Vox, where he edited the policy and politics team, including coverage of the economy, health care, immigration, Congress and the White House.
Tankersley has written extensively about the stagnation of the American middle class, the decline of economic opportunity in wide swaths of the country and how policy changes in Washington have exacerbated those trends over the past few decades.
He came to Washington 10 years ago to join the D.C. bureau of the Chicago Tribune, where he covered Congress and the 2008 presidential campaign. He started his career with stints at The Oregonian, The Rocky Mountain News and The Toledo Blade, primarily covering politics.
At The Blade he was a member of the Coingate team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He and a Blade colleague won the 2007 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for a series of stories demonstrating how and why the Ohio economy declined so dramatically over the course of a generation.