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Ed O'Keefe
Political Correspondent
CBS News
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Ed O'Keefe is the CBS News political correspondent based in Washington and reporting for all CBS News
broadcasts and platforms. He joined the network as an on-air contributor in 2017 and full-time in April
2018 after nearly 13 years of covering congressional and presidential politics for The Washington Post.
In his short time at CBS, he has covered the 2018 midterm elections, the confirmation hearing for
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the 35-day government shutdown, and the political scandals
embroiling Virginia's top three elected officials.


While at The Post, O'Keefe covered or contributed reporting on the presidential campaigns of Jeb Bush,
Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, as well as
dozens of key House and Senate races. On Capitol Hill, he has reported extensively on debates over gun
control, immigration policy, health-care reform and federal spending. He covered the "fiscal cliff"
showdown of late 2012; the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch; and dozens of
contentious congressional hearings, including former FBI Director James Comey's dramatic testimony.
Previously, O'Keefe covered federal agencies, federal employees and a range of policy issues, from the
repeal of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to the decline of the U.S. Postal Service, the 2013
government shutdown, and cases of questionable government spending. He also briefly covered the war
in Iraq.


O'Keefe is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is a graduate of American
University and was born and raised in Delmar, N.Y.