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Center for Politics Scholars

Robert Costa

Resident Scholar

Robert Costa is the Chief Election & Campaign Correspondent for CBS News, where he covers national politics and American democracy. Before joining CBS News in 2022, Costa and legendary journalist Bob Woodward co-wrote Peril, which documented the tumultuous transition between the Trump presidency and the Biden presidency and was a #1 New York Times bestseller. From 2014 to 2021, Costa was a national political reporter at the Washington Post, and he also was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS from 2017 to 2020.