Christina Bellantoni joined the PBS NewsHour in January 2012. In her
role as Politics Editor, she directs coverage of campaign, White House
and congressional news and appears on the program for on-air analysis.
Bellantoni has spent over a decade covering national political and
business news in Washington, D.C., and California. She served as
Associate Politics Editor at Roll Call for more than a year before
joining the NewsHour. She has appeared regularly as a political
analyst on national television programs such as "Hardball,"
"Countdown," "On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren," "Reliable
Sources," "TopLine," "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "The Daily Rundown."
Prior to her time at Roll Call, Bellantoni was a senior
reporter-blogger at Talking Points Memo's Washington bureau covering
the White House and national politics. Before joining TPM, Bellantoni
was a White House correspondent for The Washington Times, a post she
took after covering the 2008 presidential campaign. She joined the
Times in December 2003, covering state and congressional politics
before moving to the national political beat for the 2008 election.
Bellantoni began her journalism career in 1998 covering business in
her home state of California. She won two national journalism awards
for Best Scoop in 2001 for her story in Silicon Valley Biz Ink that
revealed the San Jose Sharks were up for sale.
A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Bellantoni majored
in mass communications. She led a study group for undergraduate
students as an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University's
Kennedy School in fall 2011.
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