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Robert Costa      

National Political Reporter at The Washington Post & the Moderator of "Washington Week" on PBS

Robert Costa is the moderator of “Washington Week” on PBS and a national political reporter for The Washington Post, where he covers Congress and the White House. A political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, he has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and “Hardball,” and the “PBS NewsHour” and “Frontline.” Previously a reporter then Washington editor for National Review, Costa has covered the current challenges facing party leaders, the 2016 presidential election, the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination, the 2010 midterm elections, and the battle over health care policy during the Obama presidency. The New Republic called him "the most important reporter in the country" during the 2013 government shutdown and Washingtonian magazine has said he is "one of the next generation of journalists worth following."

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge. He serves on the advisory council for the Keough School of Global Affairs.

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