Damian Paletta

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Damian Paletta
Alma materBoston College, University of Missouri
OccupationEconomics Editor, Journalist
Years active2002-present
EmployerThe Washington Post

Damian Paletta is an American journalist who is currently the economics editor for The Washington Post.[1][2] He was previously a White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.


Paletta received a B.A. from Boston College in 1999. He completed a M.S. in Journalism at the University of Missouri in 2002.


Paletta started at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter covering the fall-out from the 2008 financial crisis.[3] In 2011, Paletta won the Scripps Howard Raymond Clapper Award and the Sigma Delta Chi award for Washington correspondence.[4]

After the 2016 presidential election, Paletta was named a White House correspondent covering the new Trump administration for The Journal,[5] until he joined The Post in 2017 again as a White House reporter but this time focusing on economic policy.[6]

Paletta was appointed senior economics correspondent before being named economics editor in 2019.[7] He has appeared on WNYC, C-SPAN and MSNBC.[8][9][10][11]


  • Abutaleb, Yasmeen; Paletta, Damian (2021-06-29). Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-306607-6. OCLC 1225066847.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Damian Paletta, The Washington Post".
  2. ^ WashPostPR. "Damian Paletta named new Economics Editor". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  3. ^ "Damian Paletta - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  4. ^ "Announcing winners of the 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for journalism". www.spj.org. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  5. ^ Sterne, Peter. "Wall Street Journal reshuffles Washington bureau". POLITICO Media. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  6. ^ "Damian Paletta, Authors at World Economic Forum". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  7. ^ WashPostPR. "Damian Paletta to be a Senior Economics Correspondent for The Washington Post". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  8. ^ "White House denies administration exploring a payroll tax cut". MSNBC.com. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  9. ^ "Mnuchin reveals WH consulted Treasury Dept. about Trump tax returns". MSNBC.com. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  10. ^ "People - Damian Paletta | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News". WNYC. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  11. ^ "Damian Paletta | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  12. ^ Abutaleb, Yasmeen; Paletta, Damian; Stead Sellers, Frances (29 June 2021). "Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta discuss their new book "Nightmare Scenario"". Washington Post Live. Washington Post. Retrieved 30 June 2021 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ Abutaleb, Yasmeen; Paletta, Damian; Stead Sellers, Frances. "Transcript: Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta, "Nightmare Scenario"". Washington Post Live. Washington Post. Archived from the original on 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.

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