Tara Palmeri is a POLITICO White House Correspondent and CNN Political Analyst
Tara Palmeri POLITICO Europe

Professional history

White House Correspondent, POLITICO: December 2016 - present

  • Report and write about presidential administration including spot news, features, profiles and investigative, from the President’s private habits to staff changes at the National Security Council

Political Analyst, CNN: May 2017 - present

  • Provided analysis, reporting and commentary on the White House and politics on CNN programming

Contributor, CNBC:  June 2016 - March 2017

  • Provided analysis, reporting and commentary on CNBC programming

Reporter & Playbook Plus Columnist, POLITICO Europe:  March 2015 - December 2016

  • Reported on UK-EU membership debate, covered European Councils and developed news features on EU Parliament and Commission  
  • Helmed weekly Playbook Plus column and wrote profiles
  • Investigate leads, including an extensive report on an EU Commissioner's work habits that led to the resignation of nearly half of her staff 
  • Reported breaking news, first to reveal the Eurogroup paper detailing a Greek exit from the Eurozone and the death of Paris terrorist attack mastermind

City Hall reporter, New York Post:  June 2014 – March 2015

  • Reported daily from Room 9 in City Hall on the Mayor, City Council and the Governor
  • Investigated leads on government and politics, cover spot news and develop features

General Assignment reporter, New York Post: February 2012 – June 2014

  • Reported and wrote, including spot news, features and investigative
  • Covered and reported exclusive stories on the John Edwards trial in Greensboro, NC, the RNC and DNC political conventions, the Sandy Hook school shootings, and was the first to reveal Gov. Chris Christie’s secret weight loss surgery
  • Presented on camera and wrote scripts for video operations of NYPost.com

Page Six reporter, New York Post: 2010 – 2012

  • Reported and wrote 3 to 8 exclusive items daily on prominent people in media, politics and entertainment for marquee gossip column “Page Six” and news section
  • Conducted red carpet interviews for NYPost.com video packages

Columnist, Washington Examiner: 2009 - 2010

  • Reported original stories on politicians for daily column “Yeas and Nays” 
  • Appeared on Fox News Channel and WTTG Fox 5

News assistant, CNN: 2009

  • CNN.com’s political ticker: Produced and wrote scripts for daily political podcast  
  • Interviewed and retrieved footage on Capitol Hill and at political events
  • Produced investigative stories for American Morning, CNN Newsroom and Lou Dobbs Tonight

Broadcast intern, Voice of America: 2008

  • Wrote, produced and edited TV packages on U.S. News that aired internationally
  • Drafted wire copy for radio, television and Internet broadcast for VOA internal newswire
  • Interviewed and retrieved sound bites and footage from the field for package


Education:  American University, Washington D.C. 

B.A. Public Communication, Minor: Marketing        GPA 3.91/4.0

Activities: AU T.V. news reporter, Features contributor to The Eagle, AU’s student newspaper

Honors: Summa cum laude, Dean’s list (all semesters); University Merit Scholarship

American University Abroad, Madrid, Spain