We are delighted to announce that Kate davidson, a seasoned journalist who has dominated economics and finance in Washington for the past twelve years, returns to POLITICO.
Kate, who just finished nearly seven years at The Wall Street Journal, will be the first step in an exciting expansion of Morning Money to bring more scoops and original insights to a key POLITICO franchise. Ben white launched Morning Money in 2009, just in time for Washington’s epic debates on the budget, the debt ceiling and inflation, and set the standard for newsletters in this area. You will continue to see Ben on Morning Money for months to come, along with other newsletters, including The Nightly and The Long Game. Stay tuned for more information on how we plan to expand our Morning Money ambitions together with Kate, Ben, Aubree Weaver – who has kept our newsletter readers informed with his valuable key news summaries – and our broadest cast of stellar economics and finance journalists.
Kate is particularly suitable for this role. He has skillfully covered all the important stories in economic policy, monetary policy, and financial regulation during the past 13 years in Washington, a period of radical change in the political landscape of Washington and Wall Street. Most recently in the Journal, he covered the economic agenda of the Biden administration, the Treasury Department, and US fiscal policy. He previously covered the Federal Reserve, publishing numerous stories on central bank independence and responsibility. He has also written extensively on the economy in general, including the main trends that worry Washington around employment, growth and inflation.
Prior to joining the Journal, Kate was a key member of our Financial Services team covering all major financial regulators, including the launch of the CFPB and the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. He previously worked for American Banker and CQ-Roll Call. Before moving to Washington, Kate covered politics and business at the Concord Monitor and education at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Kate lives in Northwest Washington with her husband, son, and daughter. When she’s not flustered by budget projections, she often binges on Netflix period dramas, camping at the DMV with her family, cheering on the Nats and their beloved Red Sox, or (her latest pandemic effort) trying to learn Italian.
From her time at POLITICO and her tours of other newsrooms, Kate has always been known as a sharp reporter, a collaborative colleague, and an all-around generous person. She will start on Oct. 19, reporting to Mark McQuillan and the dissemination of journalism on all our platforms.
Please join us in congratulating Kate on her new role and welcoming her to the POLITICO newsroom.