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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Real America Sits at One End of the Potomac -- and at the Other May 21, 2019

GORMANIA, W.Va. — Life here along the North Branch of the Potomac River is very different than life 162 miles downriver. There is raw natural beauty that takes your breath away. Under your feet flows the Potomac, above you the Allegheny Plateau... Read More

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In Front of a Philadelphia Abortion Clinic, Democratic Lawmaker Shows Us the Darkness of the Cultural Divide May 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — When Brian Sims first ran for state representative in 2012, he ran as a new pro-business voice. He was going to be a bridge builder, brimming with common-sense ideas on pocketbook issues. He never met that promise. Instead, he be... Read More

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What's the Matter With Virginia? May 07, 2019

LEXINGTON, Va. — Clare Perry considers herself a Democrat. Grayson Pearce is a Republican. She's from Richmond, and he's from Virginia Beach. Despite holding opposing political values, they both have the same question: What is the matter with V... Read More