NPR Moves Geoff Bennett to the White House Beat

A fourth White House reporter, for the first time

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What do you do when there appears to be no end in sight to a news cycle perpetually dominated by the Trump administration? If you’re NPR, you add a fourth reporter to the White House beat, a first for the organization.

Geoff Bennett has been named White House reporter after serving as a congressional reporter at NPR since March 2017, in what is his second stint with the organization.

“Just a few months into his return to NPR, Geoff has demonstrated the substantive reach, solid sourcing, and fluidity in stories and two ways demanded daily on the beat,” said NPR senior Washington editor Beth Donovan in a statement. “And, as those of us lucky enough to work alongside Geoff know, he’s done it with the grace and good humor we so need.”

Prior to rejoining NPR, Bennett had been a Washington reporter with NY1 News. Before then, he had spent almost six years at NPR, serving as editor of NPR’s Weekend Edition at the time of his move to NY1.

With the addition of Bennett, the team that covers the White House for NPR now includes national political correspondent Mara Liasson and White House correspondents Scott Horsley and Tamara Keith.