Juliet Eilperin

National environment reporter, The Washington Post

Juliet Eilperin, a national reporter at The Washington Post since 1998, has covered environment for the past decade, reporting on science, policy and politics in areas such as climate change, oceans, air quality and wilderness. She covered the 2008 presidential campaign, traveling with GOP nominee John McCain and vice-president nominee Sarah Palin, while continuing to report on the environment. Earlier, Eilperin was the paper's congressional reporter, covering the impeachment of Bill Clinton, legislation, lobbying, and congressional campaigns. In 2005, she served as the youngest-ever McGraw Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching political reporting. A born-and-bred Washingtonian, she graduated magna cum laude from Princeton in 1992 with a BA in Politics. Eilperin has written two books, “Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives” (2006) and “Demon Fish: Travels Through the World With Sharks” (2011). Last year, she won the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Media.