Rebecca Ballhaus

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Rebecca Ballhaus
New York, NY
Alma materBrown University
Years active2011-present
EmployerThe Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Ballhaus (born July 1991) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist who covers the White House for The Wall Street Journal.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ballhaus was born in New York to Florian Ballhaus and Pamela Katz. She attended Berkeley Carroll School and received a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 2013.[2]


Ballhaus began her journalism career as an intern at the Huffington Post while still an undergraduate at Brown.[3] She later became the managing editor of The Brown Daily Herald, the university newspaper.[4]

Ballhaus joined The Wall Street Journal as a summer intern in 2013. She was made a full-time reporter at the Washington bureau three months later, and covered the 2016 election as a national political reporter.

Since 2017, Ballhaus has covered the White House and money in politics.[5] She has frequently appeared on CNN[6], MSNBC[7] and NPR[8] as a political analyst. In 2019, along with other members of the Wall Street Journal, Rebecca won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of Trump's direction of payments from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels.[9]


  1. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus - News, Articles, Biography, Photos -". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  2. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus '09 Speaks about Journalism at World Affairs Breakfast Club". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  3. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus | HuffPost". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus". Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  5. ^ Prokop, Andrew (2018-11-09). "A new report says Trump was directly involved in campaign finance crimes". Vox. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  6. ^ "White House Goes on Attack after House Democrats Launch Sweeping Investigation into All Things Trump". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  7. ^ "Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by federal prosecutors: WSJ". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  8. ^ "Federal Prosecutors Investigate Whether Trump's Inaugural Committee Misspent Funds". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
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