Christopher Cadelago is the California bureau chief at POLITICO, serving as the lead politics reporter and helping guide coverage across the Golden State. Based at the Capitol, Cadelago covers elections and political power, from the governor’s mansion to the players in Los Angeles, the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He regularly contributes stories in POLITICO Magazine.
In Washington, Cadelago served as a White House correspondent covering Joe Biden and Donald Trump and was a lead reporter for the presidential campaigns of Biden and Kamala Harris.
Before joining POLITICO in 2018, he worked at The Sacramento Bee in the Capitol bureau, anchored investigations at The San Diego Union-Tribune in Sacramento and wrote about politics for newspapers in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Cadelago is a San Francisco native and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his family in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood.