Jennifer Steinhauer

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Jennifer Steinhauer
Jennifer Elizabeth Steinhauer

(1969-02-16) February 16, 1969 (age 51)
EducationSchool of Visual Arts (BFA)
OccupationJournalist, author, columnist
Years active1989–present
Notable credit(s)
Edward Andrew Wyatt
(m. 1997; div. 2015)
Partner(s)Jonathan Weisman (2015–present)

Jennifer Elizabeth Steinhauer (born February 16, 1969)[1][2] is an American reporter for The New York Times who has covered the United States Congress since February 2010.[3][4] She joined The Times in 1989 in New York where she was City Hall Bureau Chief[4] and later moved to Los Angeles where she was the Los Angeles Bureau Chief.[3]

In February 2010, Steinhauer moved to Washington D.C. to become a Congressional Reporter for The New York Times.[4]

She co-authored a novel, Beverly Hills Adjacent with Jessica Hendra.[4]

Early Years and Career[edit]

Steinhauer was born on February 16, 1969[1][2] in southwestern Michigan. She is the daughter of Joel Steinhauer, who worked as a union representative for the Michigan Education Association, and Lynn Steinhauer, who is a licensed social worker.[5]

Steinhauer attended the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, where she studied journalism, eventually graduating with a BFA in Communication Arts in 1990.[6] In 1989, she began working as a copy girl for The New York Times, while she was still a student at SVA.

Personal life[edit]

Until 2015, Steinhauer was married to fellow Times writer Ed Wyatt[5][7]; the couple have 2 daughters. Steinhauer currently lives in the American University Park neighbourhood of Washington, D.C.[7] with her partner and Times journalist, Jonathan Weisman, along with their 4 daughters (both Steinhauer and Weisman had 2 children from a previous marriage).[8][9]

Steinhauer was the daughter of an interfaith couple (her father practiced Christianity, while her mother practiced Judaism) and ultimately chose to practice Judaism.[10] Her marriage to Ed Wyatt was performed by Rabbi Judith Lewis In New York.[5]

Steinhauer, herself a graduate of an art school, has suggested that the need for a degree from an elite college (or a college degree at all) is overstated. She has often tweeted the work of her Times colleague and cookbook co-author, Frank Bruni, who has published a number of pieces on the subject.


In 2006, Steinhauer won the Newswomen's Club of New York Front Page Deadline Reporting Award for her work on Hurricane Katrina.[4]


  1. ^ a b Lippman, Daniel. "BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jennifer Steinhauer, editor of Live Journalism/D.C. at the NYT". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "Jennifer Steinhauer Named Editor of Live Journalism/D.C." The New York Times Company. 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  3. ^ a b Calderone, Michael (25 February 2010). "NYT's Steinhauer joins Congress team". Politico. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jennifer Steinhauer". Wilson Center Experts. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Ms. Steinhauer And Mr. Wyatt". The New York Times. 1997-04-13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  6. ^ "Fall 2017". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  7. ^ a b "4726 Albemarle St NW, Washington, DC 20016". Washington Post Real Estate.
  8. ^ Steinhauer, Jennifer (2017-07-10). "How to Feed Your Summer Crowd Without Going Crazy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Weisman - The New York Times". Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  10. ^ Steinhauer, Jennifer (2007-12-19). "In the Kitchen of Long Ago, With Grandma". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-30.

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