Robert Costa

Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. He holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in politics from the University of Cambridge.

Politicorecently called Costa a "breakout star" of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Washingtonian, Washington Life, and Washington Monthly have also called him one of the best reporters on the political scene.

Costa's first full-time job in journalism was the William F. Buckley Journalism Fellowship at the National Review Institute, where he served as the inaugural fellow. From 2009 to 2010, he worked at NR's New York headquarters, assisting editor Rich Lowry with reporting projects and political coverage. He led NR's coverage of the Obamacare debate on Capitol Hill, wrote several stories for the magazine, and covered Scott Brown's historic Senate campaign.

Costa, age 27, is a member of the University of Notre Dame's advisory board for journalism and contributed a chapter to Barack Obama and the New America (2013), a book edited by Dr. Larry Sabato.

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