Rob Capriccioso

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Rob Capriccioso is the Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for Indian Country Today Media Network.[1][2] An enrolled citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, he covers the White House,[3] the Executive Branch, the United States Congress, the Supreme Court of the United States, and presidential campaigns; 2004;[4] 2008; and 2012.[5] He is the first Native American journalist to Q&A a sitting president, in an Oct. 4, 2012 news story titled, "President Obama Answers Questions From Indian Country Today Media Network in Unprecedented Exchange."[6] He interviews such notables as former White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse,[7] Bolivian President Evo Morales,[8] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,[9] former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff,[10] members of Congress and tribal leaders. His reporting on indigenous issues was cited in testimony to Congress.[11]

One of a small number of Native American journalists to contribute to mainstream media,[citation needed] he conducts political writing and editing, served as a contributing editor to Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine,[12] helped launch Politico as its founding website editor, and appears on National Public Radio[13][14][15] to discuss Native and political topics of the day. In 2009–10, he was a contributor to True/Slant,[16] the Forbes-backed online network. His articles have appeared in American Indian Report, News from Indian Country, The New York Sun, High Country News, The American, Cultural Survival Quarterly, the New York Post's, Radar Magazine,, The New York Times and The Guardian,[17] He reported education and youth issues for Connect for Kids,[18] and Inside Higher Ed,[19] in Washington D.C. He is a political science and psychology alum of the University of Michigan. He resides in metro Washington DC.

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  1. ^ "Indian Country Today Media Network to Launch January 14, 2011 – NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/". New York: Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Official Web Site – The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Official Web Site". Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "ROB CAPRICCIOSO – Covering a presidential press conference from the". Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bush and Kerry Complete Connect for Kids Homework Assignment | SparkAction Archived September 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Native educator turns DNC star speaker | Indian Country Today | Content". Indian Country Today. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "President Obama Answers Questions From Indian Country Today Media Network in Unprecedented Exchange -". Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  7. ^ "A Conversation with Pete Rouse". December 16, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "An interview with President Evo Morales | Indian Country Today | Content". Indian Country Today. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
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  10. ^ "Native & American Indian News, Culture, Music, Art and More - Indian Country Today Media". Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Stacy Dixon testimony" (PDF). Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ >> "Search." Politics Magazine, (retrieved Jan 25, 2010)
  13. ^ Tell Me More (October 12, 2009). "U.S. Apology To Native Americans: Unnecessary Or Not Enough?". NPR. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ Tell Me More (November 6, 2009). "Native American Leaders Convene In Washington, D.C. : NPR". Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  15. ^ Tell Me More (December 9, 2009). "U.S. Settles Billion-Dollar Lawsuit With Native Americans". NPR. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  16. ^ Capriccioso, Rob. "Rob Capriccioso – Native Pop". True/Slant. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Rob Capriccioso". The Guardian. UK. May 19, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ News from Linda Ellerbee | SparkAction Archived December 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ Search for: capriccioso – Inside Higher Ed[dead link]


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