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Washington bureau chief, The New York Times

Elisabeth Bumiller is Washington bureau chief of The New York Times.

She oversees daily operations and leads all news coverage from Washington for The Times.

Previously, she held the position of Washington editor and before that, deputy Washington bureau chief.

She covered the Pentagon, John McCain's 2008 campaign and, from 2001 to 2006, she was a White House correspondent.

Before moving to Washington, Ms. Bumiller was the Times’s City Hall bureau chief. Before that, Ms. Bumiller worked on the Times’s Metropolitan staff in New York as a general assignment reporter and as one of the writers of the Public Lives column.

From 1979 to 1985, Ms. Bumiller worked for The Washington Post in Washington, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York.

Ms. Bumiller is the author of three books: “Condoleezza Rice: An American Life”; “May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India”; and “The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family.”

Ms. Bumiller was born in Aalborg, Denmark, grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.