The Washington Journalism and Media Conference


National Political Reporter, POLITICO

Laura Barrón-López is a national political reporter for POLITICO, covering House campaigns and the 2020 presidential race. Previously, she led 2018 coverage of the Democratic Party for the Washington Examiner, hitting the campaign trail to write about House and Senate races. Before that, Barrón-López covered Congress for HuffPost for two and half years, focusing on fights over fast-track authorization, criminal justice reform, and coal miner pensions, among other policy topics in the Senate. Barrón-López also covered energy and environment policy for The Hill. Her work has been published in The Oregonian, OC Register, E&E Publishing, and Roll Call. She earned a bachelor’s in political science from California State University, Fullerton.