Arlette Saenz is a White House Reporter/Producer in Washington, D.C. In this role, she reports on President Obama's administration and the 2016 presidential campaign. On... Read More »
Arlette Saenz is a White House Reporter/Producer in Washington, D.C. In this role, she reports on President Obama's administration and the 2016 presidential campaign. On this beat, she has covered the landmark Supreme Court decisions on healthcare and same-sex marriage, the Charleston church massacre, and Vice President Joe Biden’s 2016 decision-making process. Saenz has traveled to seven countries, including Kenya and Ethiopia, to cover President Obama’s international trips. She also files regularly for ABC News Digital, ABC News Radio, and “World News Now.”
Prior to covering the White House, Saenz was a digital journalist on the Senate beat for two years. During this time, she reported on the 2013 government shutdown, military sexual assault reform, the Iran nuclear deal, the fight over the NSA surveillance program, and the 2014 mid-term elections.
During the 2012 election, Saenz was one of the network's off-air reporters. Over the course of the election cycle, she was assigned to cover the campaigns of Vice President Joe Biden, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich. Saenz started her career at ABC News as an intern with Nightline in 2005 and returned to ABC News as a Desk Assistant in 2007.
Saenz graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 and is originally from Texas.« Read Less