Episode 22: Ashley Parker

Today's guest is Ashley Parker, political reporter for the Washington Post, until recently of the New York Times. Ashley always knew she wanted to be a writer, starting off from her days at her high school paper in Bethesda, MD. After a few journalism internships in college, she soon got an opportunity to be the assistant to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times and took it. Five years under Maureen led to a full-time gig at the Times, and an eventual spot in the press pool covering Mitt Romney in 2012. Like many of our guests, her success is simpler than one might think: showing up, saying yes, being nice, and out-working anyone and everyone. She now covers politics and President Trump for the Post as of January 2017.