Hadas Gold | Nov. 7, 2013 | Politico.com
Robert Costa, the reporter who was widely praised for his coverage of the government shutdown, is leaving National Review for The Washington Post, where he will serve as national politics reporter, the Post announced on Thursday. His first day is Jan. 6.
Costa is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge, where he was an active member of the Cambridge Union debating society.
"Bob has become an absolute must-follow for his coverage of Republicans, particularly after his stellar runs during this year’s government shutdown, the fiscal cliff negotiations and the 2012 presidential campaign," editors Cameron Barr, Anne Kornblut and Steven Ginsberg wrote in a memo to staff. "He is a believer in journalism new and old — he shares what he knows when he knows it, whether in a tweet, blog post or longer form. We look forward to all of the above — and more."