Darren Samuelsohn

Senior Policy Reporter

Darren Samuelsohn

Darren Samuelsohn is a senior White House reporter with experience from across the POLITICO newsroom.

He’s been a contributor to POLITICO Magazine and The Agenda and worked as a senior policy reporter covering everything from cybersecurity to campaign technology, sequestration and military sexual assault. He’s also known for 12-plus years dominating the energy and environment beat.

Samuelsohn joined POLITICO in 2010 after a decade in Washington D.C. with E&E Publishing's Greenwire and Environment & Energy Daily. There, he covered domestic and international climate change politics and policy, major energy legislation and air pollution regulations. Before E&E, Samuelsohn was the outdoors, travel and entertainment reporter at The Olympian in Washington state.

Samuelsohn started his career as a sports reporter. He covered the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as a stringer for The New York Times. And he won multiple national awards for his work as a football beat reporter at the Columbia Missourian.

Samuelsohn graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He grew up splitting his time between South Florida and Chicago and pledges allegiance to the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Cubs. He's a former golf caddy, taxi driver, English teacher in Japan, Baskin Robbins scooper and Chuck E. Cheese (yes, he danced in the rat costume). He also wrote a humor column for his high school newspaper, waging a three-year campaign for prom king — and winning.

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