Jackie Calmes

White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau

Jackie Calmes

White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau

Jackie Calmes is the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau. Calmes joined the L.A. Times from The New York Times Washington bureau, where she was a chief economics correspondent covering the global financial crisis, White House correspondent and national politics reporter. She was at the New York Times from August 2008 to 2017. Previously she had been chief political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau. During 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, Calmes covered the White House and Congress, becoming a recognized expert on fiscal policy as well as congressional and presidential politics and issues confronting state and local governments. For her coverage of the Bush White House and reelection campaign in 2004, Calmes was awarded the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Reporting on the Presidency. She has appeared on television and radio, including PBS’s “Washington Week,” MSNBC’s ”11th Hour,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.” In 2015 she was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and in early 2017 at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.