Ambinder received a B.A. from Harvard University in 2001.
Until December 31, 2011 Ambinder was the White House correspondent at the National Journal. He previously worked at ABC News and was chief political consultant to CBS News from 2008 to 2011. For years, he was the author of an influential political blog.
Though politics and Washington have been his primary beats, he also writes about intelligence and national security, and has broken several stories, including details about the raid on Osama bin Laden. His first book, "The Command: Inside The President's Secret Army," is an examination of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command.
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- Howard Kurtz (August 26, 2010). "Marc Ambinder tried to report on Ken Mehlman's sexual orientation years ago". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
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