Eli Stokols

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Eli Stokols
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Eli Stokols is an American journalist. He is currently a White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Early life and education[edit]

Stokols was born into a Jewish family. He is the son of Jeannette J. Stokols and Daniel S. Stokols.[1] He grew up in Irvine, California.[2] He graduated from University High School in Irvine in 1997.[3] He later graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.[1] While there, he pitched for the Cal baseball team.[4] He subsequently received an M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2002.[5]


He is currently a White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining the LA Times, he covered the 2016 presidential campaign for The Wall Street Journal.[6] He joined the WSJ's Washington bureau in March 2017.[4] He previously worked as a national reporter for Politico.[7] He joined Politico in the spring of 2016.[4] Prior to that, he covered Colorado politics for nearly a decade at KDVR, and its sister station KWGN-TV, in Denver, Colorado.[6][8] While in Denver, he hosted, #COpolitics: From the Source, a weekly interview show.[8] In 2013 and 2014, he wrote for 5280 magazine.[9]

Personal life[edit]

On September 15, 2018, he married Elena Cecilia Schneider at the Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. They met in 2015 at Politico, where they both worked at the time.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Elena Schneider, Eli Stokols". The New York Times. 2018-09-16. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  2. ^ "Eli Stokols". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  3. ^ "Former University baseball player Eli Stokols takes a break from covering President Trump to receive prestigious award from Irvine Public Schools Foundation". Orange County Register. 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  4. ^ a b c "Stokols departs WSJ's DC bureau after one year". Talking Biz News. 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  5. ^ "Eli Stokols". FOX31 Denver. 2020-01-05. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  6. ^ a b "Eli Stokols - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com". WSJ. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  7. ^ "Eli Stokols | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  8. ^ a b "Politico's latest hire leaves a hole in Colorado politics coverage". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  9. ^ "Author: Eli Stokols". 5280. Retrieved 2020-06-10.