In his new place, Tolu will lead an all-star group masking the Biden White Home because it navigates financial and political headwinds and overseas conflicts. He’ll construct on his distinguished work analyzing the ground-level influence of presidency insurance policies and practices, bringing an accountability lens to his protection of the administration and chronicling how the president’s selections form the lives of Individuals in a various array of communities.
Tolu is returning to the White Home beat after the publication of his acclaimed guide “His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” a groundbreaking biography and journalistic exploration of the Black expertise in America that he co-wrote with Robert Samuels.
Tolu is a pure to succeed Ashley Parker as White Home bureau chief. He deftly chronicled Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency, first for Bloomberg Information after which for The Put up, which he joined in 2019. He additionally lined the Obama White Home for Bloomberg.
Beginning in 2021, he wrote concerning the Biden administration as a political enterprise reporter, producing penetrating tales that examined the intersection of coverage, politics and folks. He led advanced tales that examined the cost to taxpayers and the toll on democracy wrought by Trump’s lies concerning the 2020 election.
Tolu demonstrated his investigative and storytelling chops with a gripping chapter within the “George Floyd’s America” venture about how systemic racism formed Floyd’s life, a collection that gained a George Polk Award, the Peabody Award and the Shaufler Prize from the Walter Cronkite Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State College.
Constructing on that collection, Tolu joined with Robert to put in writing “His Identify is George Floyd.” Based mostly on greater than 400 interviews — together with one with Biden — the guide has obtained rave critiques from the New York Occasions, the Atlantic, CNN, Oprah Each day, Amazon and others, and gained reward from a variety of figures, together with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Walter Isaacson.
Earlier than becoming a member of The Put up, Tolu labored at Bloomberg for 5 years, reporting on politics and coverage from Washington and Florida. He began his profession on the Miami Herald, the place he lined actual property, pure disasters and crime.
A local of Tallahassee, Tolu has bachelor’s and grasp’s levels in sociology from Stanford College.
Please be a part of us in congratulating Tolu on his new function, which is able to start later this summer time.