Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post, having covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
Previously, O’Keefe authored The Post’s Federal Eye blog, which tracks federal agencies, federal employees and government oversight issues. During the 2008 election season, he was one of The Post’s first reporters to travel the campaign trail as a video journalist, blogger and contributor to the newspaper.
O’Keefe joined The Post in 2005 as a washingtonpost.com home page producer, and briefly served as a producer and on-air contributor to Washington Post Radio. He is a frequent guest of radio and television programs on BBC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NPR, PBS and Sirius/XM.
O’Keefe holds a Bachelor of political science from American University.
A native of Albany, N.Y., his journalism career began at a young age when he would summarize the morning newspaper for his father over breakfast. As a teenager, he wrote and published a quarterly newsletter for his extended family, called “O’Keefe Etc.”