Dawsey received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 2012.
Dawsey began his career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, first covering Governor Chris Christie before being re-assigned to New York to write about Mayor Bill de Blasio. He moved to Politico to become a White House reporter in 2016, before assuming the same role at The Washington Post in 2017.
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