Elana Schor


I’m a journalist with more than 13 years’ experience reporting from Washington, focusing on the politics of policy — from climate change to criminal justice reform to the rise of progressive activism in the Trump era. My regular TV and radio appearances include CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR.

Right now I am a national political reporter for the Associated Press, covering the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. My work encompasses daily breaking news coverage and in-depth enterprise reporting from the field.


Prior to the Associated Press, I spent four years at POLITICO — digging into climate change and energy politics before moving to cover the Senate for the first two years of the Trump administration. In addition to spearheading an investigation into oil and gas pipeline safety that won honors from the Society for Environmental Journalists, I led POLITICO’s work on the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, criminal justice reform, and #MeToo on Capitol Hill.

I have previously covered Congress for The Hill, The Guardian, and Greenwire, where I also focused on climate and energy politics and won a Knight Fellowship in science journalism at MIT. Born and raised in New York City, I’m partial to hiking and amateur trivia nights. (The second photo on this page is from my recent win on Jeopardy!)