Elena Schneider is a national political reporter at POLITICO, where she covers the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and general election. Before jumping to presidential politics, Schneider reported on House, Senate and gubernatorial races during the 2018 and 2016 cycles at POLITICO. She also worked as a news assistant and a freelancer for the New York Times' DC bureau. Her work has also appeared in The Texas Tribune and Texas Monthly. She earned a master's and a bachelor's in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Schneider is a North Carolina native.