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Courtesy of Olivier Knox

Olivier Knox got his start in journalism a few weeks after graduating from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He went to work at Agence France-Presse as a desk editor, learning the ins and outs of wire service editing, before being handed his first proper reporting assignment as Congressional Correspondent: The events leading up to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and eventual acquittal. From there, he covered the presidential campaign of Vice President Al Gore, and then all eight years of President George W. Bush — including a brief stint ducking nervously while an enraged man hurled his shoes at the president. In 2009, he returned to Congress for AFP, then left the agency in February 2012 to become Yahoo News’s first White House correspondent, and then chief Washington correspondent. Olivier will be the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association starting in July 2018. He lives in Bethesda with his wife and their son, but tweets from all over.

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