Expertise: Politics | Presidential campaigns | Elections | Primaries | Media Industry | Washington Whispers
Background: Nikki Schwab covers domestic political issues for the Nation & World section of U.S.News & World Report and is a reporter for the column Washington Whispers. Schwab came to U.S. News in May 2007 as an intern for the Nation & World section and subsequently became an online production intern. Schwab became a Web producer in December 2007 and was promoted to reporter in October 2008.
Prior to joining U.S. News, Schwab interned at Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh. As a junior in college, Schwab co-founded the Pitt Political Review, a quarterly magazine of political essays. She continued to edit the magazine until graduation and also wrote for the student newspaper, the Pitt News.
A native of Ligonier, Pa., Schwab graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and received her bachelor’s degree in English writing and political science. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.
Honors: Second place, Collegiate Keystone Press Awards, 2005 | Second place, Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh College Journalism Award, 2005
Media appearances: Schwab has been interviewed on WTOP radio and KDKA Morning Radio in Pittsburgh.