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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Coming Home Dec 01, 2020

MT. LEBANON, Pa. — It was never supposed to be my forever home. Last week, I took one last look at what has been home for most of my adult life and decided to say thank you instead of goodbye. Thirty-one years ago, I crossed the threshold of 26... Read More

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Centrist Democrat Tim Ryan Concerned About His Party: 'Our Brand Is Not Good' Nov 24, 2020

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Tim Ryan says there is a certain kind of letdown you feel when you lose your home county — even in an election that you win. "It certainly does sting," he said bluntly. The former presidential candidate won his 10... Read More

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When the NFL Plays Politics, Small-Business Owners Get Tackled, Too Nov 17, 2020

PITTSBURGH — Jimmy Coen never stops moving. The 60-year-old small-business owner walks up and down Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Strip District business neighborhood, talking to fellow business owners, handling small problems, grabbing lunch outs... Read More

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The Red Wave No One Saw Coming Nov 10, 2020

PINE TOWNSHIP, Penn. — Had you spent any time in this northern suburb of Pittsburgh listening to voters, finding out what matters to them when it comes to schools, community growth, economic prosperity and the emotional impact of the COVID-19 l... Read More