Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, leading its coverage of the Donald Trump presidency. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he won the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for distinguished reporting on the presidency.
Rucker has worked at The Post since 2005 and has covered an array of beats. He previously served as National Political Correspondent, anchoring coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. Rucker also chronicled President Obama’s second term as a White House Correspondent, covered Congress and was the newspaper’s lead reporter covering Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. He started at The Post covering local news, including Maryland state politics and philanthropy and non-profits.
Rucker is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and appears regularly on PBS’s “Washington Week,” as well as an array of radio news programs. Rucker graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a degree in History and worked as a reporter and editor at the Yale Daily News.