Robert Costa Wiki
Robert Costa is an American Journalist. Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post and NBC News and MSNBC’s political analyst.
Robert Costa Biography
Costa grew up in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he attended Pennsbury High School graduating in 2004. While at Pennsbury, the Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger profiled him in his non-fiction book, Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School. Robert was also friends with actor Zach Woods and also journalist Hallie Jackson, two fellow Pennsbury students.
He gained notice during high school when he brought rock musicians such as John Mayer, Eve 6, and Maroon 5 to perform at the school. Costa also reported for The Bucks County Courier Times, interviewing bands and reviewing concerts in the Philadelphia area, and also covered professional and local sports for PHS-TV, the student television station.
In 2008, Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame. He then earned a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge in 2009. In his tenure at Notre Dame, he held internships at PBS’ Charlie Rose, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. He hosted and produced an interview program for ND-TV called Office Hours on campus.
He was an active member of The Cambridge Union debating society and focused his research on Winston Churchill and United Kingdom–United States relations at Cambridge. Robert’s adviser was Andrew Gamble, a British academic and author. He is the moderator of Washington Week on PBS.
Robert Costa Age
Robert Costa was born on October 14, 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.
Robert Costa Parents
Robert was born to attorneys Thomas E. Costa and Anne-Dillon D. Costa. Thomas Costa worked as an attorney for pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb. Costa has three siblings.
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Robert was a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal. He was hired as a reporter by the conservative magazine National Review in 2010. He was promoted to the position of Washington editor for National Review in December 2012. While at National Review, he was a contributor for CNBC, appearing on The Kudlow Report, and for MSNBC.
During the United States federal government shutdown in 2013, Robert’s reporting on the Republican party in Congress was widely praised. He was called “the most important reporter in the country over the past few weeks” by The New Republic and Slate writer David Weigel called him “omnipresent.” New York magazine then called him “the golden boy of the government shutdown.”
Robert has not identified his political views publicly, saying only that he’s not on the “conservative team.” He has also cited Robert Caro and Tim Russert as influences.
Robert Costa Washington Post
He left National Review in November 2013 and was hired by The Washington Post. He joined the paper officially in January 2014. Newsbusters, which is a media watchdog website for the conservative organization Media Research Center, said that it was “perhaps the first time in decades that a top-tier ‘mainstream’ news outlet has hired away a reporter from a right-leaning publication.”
Robert Costa MSNBC
Robert was named a political analyst for both NBC and MSNBC on December 10, 2015. He is known for his deep sourcing within national political circles. Costa has interviewed President Donald Trump on multiple occasions. Politico has called him the “Trump whisperer.”
He interviewed Trump with Bob Woodward in March 2016, who has been a mentor to him.
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He then served as guest host of PBS’ Charlie Rose in March 2017. Robert was announced as the permanent moderator of the long-running Washington Week newsmagazine program on PBS in April 2017. This was following the death of long-running moderator Gwen Ifill, of cancer. He frequently hosts top mainstream news reporters on the program. “I’ve always worked to be highly disciplined in my reporting. … to be sensitive to constant objectivity,” Robert told the Associated Press in 2017.
Robert Costa Net Worth
Robert’s net worth and salary are not yet revealed.