Mary Bruce Official Biography

Chief White House Correspondent

ByABC News
August 17, 2017, 9:00 AM
ABC News chief White House correspondent, Mary Bruce.
ABC News chief White House correspondent, Mary Bruce.
Pawel Kaminski/ABC

— -- Mary Bruce is the chief White House correspondent for ABC News based in Washington, D.C. Her work can be seen on “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline” and “20/20.” She regularly fills in as an anchor on “GMA” and “World News Tonight” and appears on ABC News Live programs and ABC News Radio.

As the senior White House correspondent, Bruce covered the Biden administration and the 2022 midterms. During the 2020 presidential election, she served as ABC News’ lead campaign correspondent, covering the Biden campaign extensively, from the primaries through major events, including the presidential and vice presidential debates and the conventions. In November 2020, Bruce reported around the clock for five straight days until a winner was projected in the historic election.

In her previous role as senior congressional correspondent, Bruce helped lead the network’s coverage of the first impeachment trial of President Trump, as well as his second impeachment in 2021. From the Hill, Bruce covered the day’s major political stories, including the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the Mueller Report, the fights for health care and tax reform, and the confirmations of Supreme Court justices. Throughout her four years in the halls of the Capitol, Bruce conducted news-making interviews with top lawmakers and broke down the day’s top stories. In 2018, her brilliant reporting on Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was recognized by her peers on Capitol Hill, awarding her the Joan S. Barone Award. In 2020, Bruce was named the Tyndall Report’s second most-used reporter across all the networks.

During the 2016 presidential election, Bruce traveled around the country contributing to ABC News’ coverage of the presidential campaigns.

Previously, she served as a multiplatform reporter covering stories ranging from wildfires in California to Pope Francis’ historic visit to Washington. She has also reported abroad, covering the refugee crisis in Europe and numerous presidential trips overseas.

Bruce spent five years covering the White House as a producer and digital journalist, reporting on President Obama’s reelection campaign and his administration’s day-to-day agenda. Before becoming a correspondent, she was a segment producer for “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” helping

to produce interviews with the 2008 presidential candidates and working on the ABC presidential debates. Bruce joined ABC News in 2006 as a desk assistant.

A native of Washington, D.C., she holds a bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.