Axios Adds Two to Its Political Reporting Team

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Axios will add two new senior members to its politics reporting team.

David Lindsey has been named Axios’ managing editor of politics overseeing all political coverage including the White House, Congress, elections, polling and more.

Eugene Scott will join Axios as a senior politics reporter covering Congressional leadership and will co-author a new forthcoming political newsletter.

Why it matters: Lindsey and Scott will add award-winning reporting expertise and perspective to Axios’ politics team as a new Congress begins and the 2024 election begins to take shape.

“David and Eugene are outstanding talents in contemporary journalism. Their sharp eyes for impactful stories, thoughtful analysis and deep sourcing will help readers get smarter, faster on the evolving political landscape. We’re thrilled to add them to our team,” said Sara Kehaulani Goo, editor in chief of Axios.

David Lindsey previously was Executive Editor for Text at National Geographic. Under his leadership, Nat Geo was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Explanatory Reporting and won several National Magazine Awards. Lindsey has been a newsroom leader for more than two decades, also serving in editor roles at The Washington Post, USA Today and Reuters. He has led coverage of national politics, elections, legal affairs, post-9/11 anti-terror efforts, and more.

Eugene Scott joins Axios from The Washington Post, where he was a national political reporter covering breaking news and frequent on-air political analyst for MSNBC, CBS, NPR and other networks. Scott has spent two decades covering politics at the local, national and international levels and won multiple awards from journalism organizations including NABJ and SPJ.

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