Vivian Salama

Vivian Salama joined The Wall Street Journal in May 2018 to cover the White House.

She previously worked at NBC News, where she also covered the Trump White House and national politics.

Vivian moved to Washington in 2016, having worked as a foreign correspondent for over a decade, reporting from more than 60 countries.

Her byline has appeared in dozens of publications, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Foreign Affairs and Time.

She served as the AP's Baghdad bureau chief from 2014 to 2016 at the height of ISIS's blitzkrieg across Iraq and Syria.

Most Recent Appearances

Recent Stories

  • The Wall Street Journal
    January 10, 2019
    President Trump on Thursday reasserted his determination to declare a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border if Democrats refuse his demand for $5.7 billion to pay for one.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    December 3, 2018
    President Trump, fresh off his meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in Argentina, said on Monday that U.S.-China relations have taken a “big leap forward” and he pledged his love to the American farmers whom he said would be the “big and fast be
  • The Wall Street Journal
    November 21, 2018
    President Trump on Tuesday sought to extinguish questions about the future of U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, pledging to remain a “steadfast partner” of the kingdom and dismissing U.S.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    November 20, 2018
    The White House Correspondents’ Association said Monday that biographer Ron Chernow will be the main speaker at its annual dinner next year, departing from the long tradition of having a comedian roasting the president.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    November 19, 2018
    President Trump toured the devastation caused by the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history and said he would press for better forest management to prevent future infernos.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    November 2, 2018
    President Trump said he had a “very good conversation” with President Xi Jinping of China that signaled progress in the nations’ trade dispute, hours before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against a Chinese technology firm for allegedly stealing
  • The Wall Street Journal
    October 1, 2018
    The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, lifting a cloud of uncertainty over the quarter-century-old continental commercial bloc.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    September 27, 2018
    President Trump accused Beijing of trying to damage him politically and said he would call President Xi Jinping Thursday to discuss the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute, amid signs of a broader chilling in the relationship between the two global p
  • The Wall Street Journal
    September 26, 2018
    President Trump criticized international organizations and alliances as unaccountable and defended his administration’s hard-line trade policies, urging fellow world leaders on Tuesday to chart their own paths toward sovereignty.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    September 20, 2018
    President Trump called the Senate spending bill “ridiculous” on Thursday, demanding that Republicans do more to ensure greater funding for border security, particularly for his proposed border wall with Mexico.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    September 4, 2018
    President Trump renewed his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, decrying his Justice Department’s recent indictments of two Republican House members because of the political ramifications for the GOP.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    August 14, 2018
    President Trump signed into law Monday a defense-spending bill that received widespread bipartisan backing for its efforts to counter Chinese aggression and support U.S. military servicemen and women.
  • Wall Street Journal
    May 29, 2018
    The U.S. decided to defer launching a major new sanctions push against North Korea, part of a flurry of weekend moves by both sides aimed at reviving a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • NBC News
    September 21, 2017
    President Donald Trump is leaning toward decertifying the Iran nuclear deal and putting the decision of whether the United States withdraw from the accord in the hands of Congress, according to four sources — including a senior administration officia
  • Associated Press
    July 19, 2017
    President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.
  • Associated Press
    July 10, 2017
    The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Associated Press
    June 21, 2017
    President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression.
  • Trump confirms he’s under investigation
    June 16, 2017
    President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 elec
  • Associated Press
    June 15, 2017
    The Trump administration is pushing back on claims that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is soon set to expire amid an ongoing court battle.
  • Associated Press
    June 3, 2017
    This is the complex scenario facing President Donald Trump as Cuban-American legislators and lobbyists pressure him to fulfill his campaign promise to undo Obama’s deal with Cuba.
  • Associated Press
    May 31, 2017
    President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly.
  • Associated Press
    May 30, 2017
    President Trump, having returned from a nine-day overseas trip, immediately railed against administration leaks, calling them “fabricated lies,” in a flurry of tweets.