Kimberly Atkins is the chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, where focuses her coverage on the White House, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is also a political analyst for MSNBC. She is also a recurring guest host for C-SPAN’s morning call-in show “Washington Journal,” where she interviews lawmakers, public policy experts and journalists about the issues on Capitol Hill.
Kimberly rejoined the Herald’s staff in 2014 after previously helming paper’s State House and City Hall bureaus in Boston from 2004 to 2006, and also writing a freelance political column for the paper from 2012 to 2014. Prior to returning to the Herald, Kimberly served as the Washington bureau chief for the Dolan Company newspapers, a group of legal and business publications, where she focused primarily on covering the Supreme Court. She has also worked as a staff writer at the Boston Globe and the Journal News in Westchester County, New York.
Before launching her journalism career, she was a litigation attorney in Boston. Kimberly is a native of Michigan, and a graduate of Wayne State University, Boston University’s School of Law and College of Communication, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.