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Aamer Madhani joins AP White House team

, by Lauren Easton

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace announced on Tuesday that Aamer Madhani will join the AP as a White House reporter.

Here is her memo to Washington staff:

The White House is seen from the Ellipse in Washington, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
I’m happy to announce that Aamer Madhani is joining the AP Washington bureau as a White House reporter. Aamer will join our top-notch White House team as it plunges into coverage of impeachment and the election, two of the biggest stories in the world. Aamer is a longtime correspondent for USA TODAY, where he has been covering the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He previously served as the newspaper’s Chicago-based national correspondent, covering a range of stories: policing in America, prisons, mass shootings, the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on Houston, and big cities’ desperate — and creative — efforts to battle the scourge of rats. For Aamer, this is a return to Washington and to the White House beat. He covered the Obama White House for USA TODAY and National Journal and was a national security correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He also spent more than two years covering the war in Iraq, first for the Tribune and later as the Baghdad Bureau Chief for USA TODAY.
Aamer’s first day in Washington is Oct. 21. Please join me in welcoming him to the team! Julie