USA TODAY announced Francesca Chambers, an eight-year veteran covering the White House, will be joining as a White House correspondent starting May 9.
Chambers joins USA TODAY from McClatchy, where she was the senior White House correspondent. She has been covering presidents, vice presidents and politicians competing for the nation’s highest elected office since 2014, including former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Lindsey Graham.
“Francesca is a deeply sourced reporter with a track record of delivering insightful, exclusive reporting,” said Caren Bohan, Managing Editor for Politics and Washington at USA TODAY. “We are so excited that she is joining our White House team.”
She has previously covered campaigns, elections and the White House for DailyMail.com as well as the Emmy-award winning, syndicated newsmagazine DailyMailTV.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Gannett as a USA TODAY White House correspondent next week, where I will have the privilege of working alongside some of the most esteemed journalists in the field,” said Chambers. “I’m committed to holding public officials accountable and covering Washington in an accessible way for all audiences.”
Chambers is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas and currently serves on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association.
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