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Inside Trump's Washington: The Rise and Stall of an Outsider President

Apr 2, 2018 04:30PM
Robertson Hall
Open to the Public
Robert Costa, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post; Moderator, PBS's "Washington Week"; Political Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC

Robert Costa’s in-depth reporting for The Washington Post on President Trump and his administration has been widely circulated. From NBC's “Meet the Press,” MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” and “PBS NewsHour” to his own PBS program, “Washington Week,” on Friday evenings, Costa is known as a master of the 24-hours news cycle with deep sourcing and a commitment to objectivity.

Costa will discuss “The Rise and Stall of an Outsider President,” looking back at Trump's rise as a way of understanding the current moment and the upcoming midterm elections.

Costa serves as a national political reporter for The Post, and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He frequently travels across the country to report on how policies and politics affect Americans. He was announced as the moderator of "Washington Week" in April 2017.

He previously was National Review’s Washington editor, a CNBC political analyst and a fellow at The Wall Street Journal. The New Republic called him “the most important reporter in the country” during the 2013 federal government shutdown. Washingtonian magazine once said he is “one of the next generation of journalists worth following.” Costa is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge.