Ryan Lizza is a Playbook Co-Author and the Chief Washington Correspondent for POLITICO. He covers campaigns, Congress, and the White House. Since arriving in Washington in 1998, Ryan has written about national politics, policy, and elections for Esquire, New York magazine, GQ, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, and The Atlantic.
Ryan, who is also a Senior Political Analyst for CNN, covered every presidential election since 2000 and the presidencies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. His reporting on Obama won the White House Correspondents' Association's Aldo Beckman award for presidential news coverage, and Lizza's reporting on the Arab Spring won the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.
Ryan grew up in New York and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.