Shane Goldmacher is a senior political correspondent for the National Journal, where he covers the 2016 presidential campaign. He produces investigative stories that focus on the intersection of money and politics, as well as narrative pieces about the politicians and players in Washington and around the nation.
He previously covered Congress and congressional campaigns. Prior to joining National Journal in 2011, Goldmacher was in the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he was the paper's lead budget reporter during California's fiscal crisis. He also covered campaigns, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature. He previously was a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, where he launched the political website, Capitol Alert. Before that, he wrote for Capitol Weekly, a Sacramento-based newspaper that covers state government. A San Francisco native, Goldmacher received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley.