One of the most influential journalists in the White House press corps.”
-Knight Foundation’s Digital Media Center
“One of the top Washington insiders you should follow on Twitter.”
Paul Brandus, the author of the forthcoming Under This Roof: A History of the Presidency in 21 White House Rooms (due in 2015 from Lyons Press), is an award-winning, independent member of the White House press corps who founded West Wing Reports ® in 2009. He distributes television, radio and print content for clients around the United States and abroad. He is also a Washington columnist on economics and finance for MarketWatch. For The Week, he moderates panels for the magazine in Washington and around the U.S. on topics like cybersecurity, energy and Europe’s economic crisis. He is a frequent speaker around the country before business groups and has lectured at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
An innovator in social media, Brandus’s Twitter account (@WestWingReport) has more than 200,000 followers – the biggest among all accredited members of the White House press corps. In 2011, he won the Shorty Award for “Best Journalist on Twitter,” sponsored by the Knight Foundation. His career spans network television, Wall Street and several years as a foreign correspondent based in Moscow, where he covered the collapse of the Soviet Union for NBC Radio and the award-winning business and economics program “Marketplace.” He has traveled to 53 countries on five continents and has reported from, among other places Iraq, Chechnya, China and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He began his career as a desk assistant at NBC News Washington and as a U.S. Senate staffer. Brandus has served on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Press Club of America, serving as its Washington, D.C. representative. He is also a seed and early stage venture capital investor and as an entrepreneur once purchased the Russian rights to the Super Bowl from the National Football League – becoming the first person to show the championship game in Russia.
May 2014 / A Division of Montrose Group, LLC