Eliana Johnson

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Eliana Johnson
Cleta Mitchell, Eliana Johnson, Christine O'Donnell & Hans von Spakovsky (13007603184) (Eliana Johnson cropped).jpg
Johnson in 2014
Eliana Yael Johnson

1984 (age 34–35)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materB.A. Yale University
Parent(s)Scott W. Johnson
Sally Zusman Johnson

Eliana Yael Johnson[1] (born c. 1984) is an American conservative writer who has worked for National Review magazine. In August 2014, she was promoted at the publication from media editor to Washington editor replacing Robert Costa, who had left to join The Washington Post in November 2013. She previously worked as a producer at Fox News on Sean Hannity's television program Hannity and as a staff reporter at The New York Sun.[2] Starting in November 2016, she was National Political Reporter at Politico.[3] In September 2019, Johnson was named Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Free Beacon, succeeding Matthew Continetti.[4]


Johnson was raised in a Jewish family[5] the daughter of Sally (née Zusman) and Scott W. Johnson, one of the three Dartmouth lawyers who founded Power Line, an American political blog publication.[6] She was raised in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.[7][8] In 2006, she graduated with a B.A. in history from Yale University.


  1. ^ "Hugh Hewitt Interviews Eliana Johnson". hughniverse.com. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ Byers, Dylan (August 29, 2014). "National Review promotes Eliana Johnson to Washington Editor". Politico. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  3. ^ "Professional Profile - Experience". Linkedin. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  4. ^ Smith, Ben (2019-09-04). "A Top White House Reporter Is Taking Over The Washington Free Beacon". Buzzfeed News. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  5. ^ "Super Tuesday - A special Election Day episode featuring 'Washington Post' reporter Bob Woodward, 'National Review' editor Eliana Johnson, Tablet columnist Jamie Kirchick, and a Democrat in Boca". Tablet magazine. Our third Jewish guest is Eliana Johnson, National Review’s Washington editor, who tells us what the mood is like in her Washington, D.C. office, why certain Senate races are more important than the presidential election, and why she’s not voting at the top of the ticket (and minute 48:50 in interview)
  6. ^ "Our Man at the Bridge". Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  7. ^ "The new face of Yale conservatism". Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  8. ^ "Eliana Johnson bio". Retrieved 2014-08-31.

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