Mary Bruce Official Biography

Senior White House Correspondent
August 17, 2017, 9:00 AM
PHOTO: Mary Bruce, is the Congressional correspondent for ABC News based in Washington.
Mary Bruce, is the Congressional correspondent for ABC News based in Washington.
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— -- Mary Bruce is the senior 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.” Bruce also regularly appears on ABC News Live digital programs and ABC News Radio.

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

In her prior 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 her perch on 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, Mary conducted news-making interviews with top lawmakers and broke down the day’s top stories. In 2018, Bruce’s brilliant reporting on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was recognized by her peers on Capitol Hill by 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 re-election 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.

Prior to her career at ABC News, Bruce was a print journalist covering health care policy.

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

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