Michael Catalini is a staff writer covering politics. Previously at National Journal, he was deputy editor of Influence Alley, covering Congress and K Street. Before joining National Journal he spent nearly five years at the The Baltimore Sun, overseeing coverage of the Baltimore Ravens. While at The Sun, he also pioneered the use of live-streaming video, organized and edited online content and wrote breaking and feature news. He graduated from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in journalism and has a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins.