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Juliet Eilperin

Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post’s senior national affairs correspondent, covering how the new administration is transforming a range of U.S. policies and the federal government itself.  She most recently served as the White House Bureau Chief during the Obama administration, covering a range of subjects including domestic policy and the culture of the White House. Eilperin joined the Post's White House team in 2013 after nine years as the national environmental reporter, reporting on climate change, oceans and air quality. She has also served as the House of Representatives reporter, where she covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, lobbying, legislation, and five national congressional campaigns.

Eilperin has published two books: "Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives" in 2006 and "Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks" in 2011.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Media, and in the spring of 2005 she served as the youngest-ever McGraw Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.

A native of Washington, Eilperin graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s in Politics with a certificate in Latin American Studies. 

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