Steven Thomma is the Senior White House Correspondent and the Government and Politics Editor for McClatchy Newspapers, overseeing coverage of the White House, Congress and Economics.
He's covered Washington since 1987, as a regional reporter, national political correspondent, White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for Knight Ridder, and as White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for McClatchy.
He's won the Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency from the Gerald R. Ford Foundation for his work in 2010; the Aldo Beckman Award for distinguished White House coverage from the White House Correspondents Association for his coverage of the 2000 campaign; and the National Press Club's award for best regional reporting in 1994.
He was elected to the board of the White House Correspondents Association in 2011, and elected president for the 2013-2014 term.
Before coming to Washington, he worked for the Pioneer Press in Minnesota, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette in Indiana and City News Bureau in Chicago.
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