Los Angeles Times

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

  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take shots at each other on Sunday shows

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take shots at each other on Sunday shows

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump jabbed at one another in separate TV appearances Sunday as she accused him of “bizarre rants” and “outright lies,” and described him as “temperamentally unfit” for the White House. Trump, in turn, said Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of State...

  • Clinton and Trump spar from a distance - on Sunday talk shows

    Hillary Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary as she closes in on nomination June 5, 2016, 7:42 p.m. Hillary Clinton campaigns in Northern California while Bernie Sanders appears at another celebrity concert, this time in San Diego. Clinton's win in Puerto Rico puts her on the verge of clinching the...

  • President Obama offers condolences to Muhammad Ali's widow

    Remembering Muhammad Ali: Updates as the world responds to the great's death June 5, 2016, 11:02 a.m. Muhammad Ali, the brash and ebullient heavyweight boxer whose brilliance in the ring and bravado outside it made his face one of the most recognizable in the world, has died. 2:19 P.M. Katherine...

  • White House will showcase school arts program and feature Los Angeles students

    Grammy-winning bluesman Keb’ Mo’ will join young performers from California and other states at the White House on Wednesday to showcase a program that installs artists as mentors in low-performing schools. The students are participants in Turnaround Arts, an initiative that tries to introduce...

  • Malia Obama will take a gap year, then attend Harvard in 2017

    Malia Obama will take a gap year, then attend Harvard in 2017

    Malia Obama will take a gap year after graduating from high school and then attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017, the White House said Sunday, a decision that frees her from the scrutiny of arriving on campus while her father is still president. Obama, 17, the older of the president's...

  • Chaos breaks out at Trump rally in Chicago

    Chaos breaks out at Trump rally in Chicago

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly canceled his rally at the University of Illinois on Friday as skirmishes erupted among thousands of protesters gathered inside and outside the arena. Police descended to help clear the arena, even as further chaos erupted in the streets...

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