Liz Essley Whyte

State Politics Reporter

Liz Essley Whyte is a reporter for the Consider the Source state politics team, where her investigative work has won awards from the National Press Club, Editor & Publisher, the Association of Health Care Journalists and more. Before joining the Center in 2014 as an American University fellow, she was the managing editor of a quarterly magazine focused on philanthropy. She also covered local government and transportation for The Washington Examiner, where her scoops on insider deals at the local airports authority spurred the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to demand reform at the authority. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.