Tim Alberta is leadership reporter for the National Journal. He formerly served as senior editor of National Journal Hotline, where he edited the publication’s popular tip-sheets and directed its coverage of the 2012 Republican presidential race.
A native of Michigan, Alberta was an award-winning reporter on state government while studying journalism and political science at Michigan State University. He moved to D.C. in January 2008 to cover Congress while interning with the Wall Street Journal. Shortly thereafter, Alberta joined Politico, where he worked as an assistant editor and web producer while also reporting on the 2010 midterm elections.
Alberta joined the National Journal team in August 2010. He lives in Falls Church, Va.