About Salena Zito

Salena Zito

Salena Zito

Salena Zito has held a long, successful career as a national political reporter. Born and bred in Pittsburgh, she worked for the Pittsburgh Tribute-Review for 11 years. She has interviewed every U.S. president and vice president since 1992, as well as top leaders in Washington, D.C., including secretaries of state, speakers of the House and U.S. Central Command generals. Her passion, though, is interviewing thousands of people across the country. She reaches the Everyman and Everywoman through the lost art of shoe-leather journalism, having traveled along the back roads of 49 states.

Salena joined the New York Post in September 2016. She acts as a CNN political analyst, and a staff reporter and columnist for the Washington Examiner.

She rarely misses Sunday dinner with her overly loud Italian Scots-Irish family. She is the mother of two adult children, a grandmother, an avid cyclist and hiker, a baseball fan and a U.S. history geek.

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Party, Personality, a Big Name and a Primary in Western Michigan Jul 16, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Peter Meijer's decision to run for Congress in Western Michigan was a surprise to no one who knows the 31-year-old Grand Rapids native. He is the great-grandson of Hendrik Meijer, who opened a tiny thrift store attached... Read More

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In North Carolina Special, National Questions Intrude on Local Issues Jul 09, 2019

WADESBORO, North Carolina — By the end of the summer, towns such as this will be flooded with national reporters covering the special election for the 9th Congressional District. In normal times, reporters would ask voters how they think Republ... Read More

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'Real America' Inside the Beltway Jul 02, 2019

WASHINGTON — It is often said our nation's capital is filled with wealthy college-educated elites operating in a company town where everything is transactional. They are a clubby set of folks who can "fail up" in their profession and rarely int... Read More