Mike Shear is a White House correspondent for The New York Times. He joined The New York Times in 2010 as a political correspondent, then moved to cover the White House in 2013, and is currently covering the 2016 Election. In addition to numerous front page stories, he has appeared on television, providing insight and analysis to breaking political stories. Previously, Mr. Shear wrote for the Washington Post as a metro reporter covering Virginia politics, the 2008 presidential election and the White House correspondent. He was a member of the team of reporters who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. Mr. Shear received a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College and a M.A. degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.