Michael Scherer Biography and Career
The Washington Post’s Michael Scherer is an Award-winning national political reporter. Michael Scherer was the author of more than 20 TIME cover stories. He formerly worked for Time Magazine, where he was the Washington bureau chief and White House correspondent. Scherer was the Washington correspondent for Salon.com before joining Time Magazine. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, and family of Michael Scherer so read the article till the end.
Scherer began his career as a reporter for Mother Jones before joining Salon as a Washington correspondent. He joined TIME in 2007 and served as the magazine’s White House correspondent until 2009 when he was appointed Washington bureau chief. In 2017, he joined The Washington Post and is Currently a national political reporter.
Awards won by Michael Scherer
In 2012, Scherer received the Lee Walczak Award for Political Excellence from the National Press Club for his coverage of Obama’s re-election campaign. For a cover article on the US government shutdown in 2013, Scherer won the New York Press Club Award for Political Coverage in 2014.
Short biography of Michael Scherer
Scherer earned a B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Cruz in 1998, as one of the inaugural students in the Creative Writing Program supervised by literature professors Micah Perks and Karen Yamashita. He went on to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism to complete his education.
Scherer has visited UC Santa Cruz multiple times as part of the Living Writers Series of the Creative Writing Program. He was part of a panel of alumni journalists in 2014 that included Martha Mendoza, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press writer, and Nick Miroff, a Washington Post Latin America correspondent.
He believes in simple living and he is less active on social media. His LinkedIn profile is incomplete and wrote that he wonders why he needs another social media. Scherer formerly served as a Washington correspondent for Mother Jones and Salon.com before joining TIME. He began his career as a reporter for the Northampton, Massachusetts-based Daily Hampshire Gazette.
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