Katherine Skiba

Writer

Katherine Skiba is the Chicago Tribune’s Washington correspondent. A third-generation Chicagoan, she reports on the Illinois members of Congress, the White House, the Obama family, elections and a variety of stories. She has reported from more than 30 states in the U.S. and 16 foreign countries. Earlier she was a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report and held several positions at the Milwaukee Journal, including Washington correspondent. She received her B.A. in journalism from Marquette University and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has received several journalism awards, including Marquette’s By-Line Award for career achievement. She has discussed politics and government on CNN, C-SPAN, PBS’s “NewsHour,” MSNBC, Fox Business News and other outlets. She is a member of the White House Correspondents’ Association and the National Press Club, where she formerly chaired its Speakers Committee. She is the author of “Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq.”

Recent Articles

  • 'First friend' Valerie Jarrett reflects on 8 years in Obama's White House

    'First friend' Valerie Jarrett reflects on 8 years in Obama's White House

    Valerie Jarrett has played a unique role in the Obama administration. She was both a senior advisor to the president throughout his eight-year administration — it is extremely rare for White House staffers to stay for the duration — and a close friend of President Obama and First Lady Michelle...

  • Michelle Obama tells Oprah that the election was 'painful'

    Michelle Obama tells Oprah that the election was 'painful'

    Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey in an interview airing Monday night that the past election was "painful" to watch and she didn't learn Donald Trump had won until the next morning, when she looked at the result on her phone. "This past election was challenging for me as a citizen," the Chicago-born...

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