Michael Tackett

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Michael Tackett
Alma materIndiana University Bloomington, The John Marshall Law School
EmployerThe New York Times
AwardsEdgar A. Poe Award for National Reporting

Michael Tackett is an American journalist who covers national politics for The New York Times.[1] He is a former recipient of the White House Correspondent's Association's Edgar A. Poe Award for National Reporting.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Tackett is a native of Anderson, Indiana. He received a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington in 1980. He then attained a Doctor of Law from The John Marshall Law School in 1985.


Tackett entered journalism as a reporter on the city desk of The Chicago Tribune, but had become National Editor at US News & World Report by 2001. He returned to The Tribune in 2005 to serve as the paper's Washington Bureau Chief.

Tackett was appointed Managing Editor of Bloomberg LP in August 2008, a month after he left The Tribune.[3] He remained at Bloomberg until 2013, when he became a national political reporter for The New York Times based in Washington.[4]

While at The Times in 2014, Tackett edited a series on state attorney general by reporter Eric Lipton that won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He has also won awards himself, including the White House Correspondent's Association's Edgar A. Poe Award for National Reporting.

Tackett is also author of the nonfiction book “The Baseball Whisperer,” published by Houghton Mifflin in July 2016.[5]


  1. ^ "Michael Tackett". The New York Times. 2019-02-15. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  2. ^ "Michael Takett, PBS Washington Week". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  3. ^ "Mike Tackett - Former Managing Editor, Washington". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  4. ^ "A New Role for Mike Tackett". The New York Times Company. 2017-08-22. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  5. ^ "Michael Tackett | HMH Books". www.hmhbooks.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.

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