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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In the Face of Most Democrats' Opposition, U.S. Steel Cancels a Billion-Dollar Investment May 11, 2021

BRADDOCK, Pennsylvania — Exactly two years ago, U.S. Steel Corporation announced that the company would turn its Mon Valley Works operations into a key source of lightweight steel for the automotive indu... Read More

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Coal Workers Union Doesn't Always Represent Coal Worker Values May 04, 2021

GRAYSVILLE, Pennsylvania — When coal mine employee John Morecraft heard last Monday that United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts approved of President Joe Biden's plan to move the nation's energy industry away from fossil fuels, ... Read More

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Ancient and Lonely Urban Monuments Evoke Today's Political Division Apr 27, 2021

PITTSBURGH — The 2.8-mile-long East Street Valley neighborhood, which once flourished here, sure died hard. Drive, walk or cycle past the remnants of it today, and traces of what used to be are everywhere along the hollow of the rolling Alleghe... Read More

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Trump Didn't Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One Apr 20, 2021

PITTSBURGH — They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses. Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump,... Read More