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Kristin Roberts is the managing editor of National Journal. In this role, she leads the team of managing editors and guides NJ’s coverage of the biggest stories. Before joining National Journal in November 2011, Kristin was news editor and deputy bureau chief for Reuters’ Washington bureau. She spent 11 years at Reuters, with positions in New York, Miami, and Washington. She covered Wall Street while in New York and then led Reuters' coverage of housing and banking policy and regulation from Washington. In 2006, she shifted to Pentagon coverage, reporting on war policy and traveling with Defense Secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates. Kristin holds a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University, a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in international affairs from The George Washington University.

Latest From Kristin Roberts

Episode 8: The March Madness Episode

In this episode, Kristin, Tim and Shane debate Scott Walker's loose commitment to his positions and his staff, which contenders are hiring the best people and Chris Christie's dismal numbers. Plu...

Episode 7: Email Fallout: Do Democrats Have Another Option?

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush is trying to lower expectations in Iowa.

Episode 6: Clinton's Sticky Email Problem, and the Struggle Between Republican Candidates and the Republican Congress

Ben Carson also announced his exploratory committee this week, and the opinions he's expressed are starkly dividing- to say the least. 

Episode 5: The CPAC Episode

It's CPAC week and Kristin and Shane are joined by guest host Alex Roarty, The Hotline's chief political correspondent, to discuss the significance of the conference, Jeb Bush's place in the cro...

Episode 4: Bush's Family Legacy, Clinton's Foreign Donors, and Hotline's Presidential Power Rankings

In this week's episode, Jeb embraces the Bush family if not the Bush name, the Clintons stumble into trouble over foreign friends, a megadonor embarrasses Rand Paul, and the GOP field gets shu...

Episode 3: Walker's Dodge, Bush's Hiring Mistake, and Paul's Foreign Policy Problem

This week, Kristin Roberts, Shane Goldmacher and Tim Alberta discuss Scott Walker's evolution slip, Jeb Bush's not-so-tech-savvy hiring mistake, Hillary Clinton and the wait for her campaign launc...

Episode 2: Rand Paul's Bad Week, Hillary Clinton Makes News and The Bush Family Brand

On this week's TwentySixteen podcast, Tim Alberta, Shane Goldmacher and Kristin Roberts talk about Rand Paul's no-good week, Jeb Bush's general election strategy for the primary, Mike Huckabee's I...

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