Margaret Talev is White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, covering U.S. politics and foreign policy. She serves on the boards of the White House Correspondents' Association and the Washington Press Club Foundation.
Margaret has covered Barack Obama since 2007, when he began his presidential campaign. She previously covered Congress, California and Florida politics and has reported for the Los Angeles Times, McClatchy Newspapers, the Sacramento Bee and the Tampa Tribune. In 2008, she won the Scripps Howard Raymond Clapper Memorial Award as part of a three-member team that exposed the Bush administration's politicization of the Justice Department. She was part of a reporting team whose breaking news coverage of the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 earned a finalist spot for the Pulitzer in 2001.
Margaret is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She is a mom and a stepmom, wine and food enthusiast, avid runner, proud of her Bulgarian heritage and in her free time is chipping away at her first novel.