Tara Palmeri

White House correspondent
Biography

Tara is a White House correspondent for ABC News based in Washington D.C. Prior to joining ABC News, she was as a White House correspondent for Politico and CNN... Read More »

Tara is a White House correspondent for ABC News based in Washington D.C. Prior to joining ABC News, she was as a White House correspondent for Politico and CNN political analyst.

A tenacious reporter with a keen instinct for political scoops, and a thoughtful analyst of both politics and policy, Tara’s work has taken her around the world, traveling to Brussels to report for Politico’s European edition while also providing commentary on European news as a CNBC contributor. She has led coverage of major reports, breaking news on Germany’s proposal to remove Greece from the Eurozone and the detainment of terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud by French authorities. While abroad she also covered the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks, reported on the Greek financial crisis and covered the vote on Britain's exit from the European Union.

Tara returned to the U.S. at the start of 2017 to cover the new administration, being the first to report that: President Donald Trump had drafted an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA, Dina Powell was appointed U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy and Mercedes Schlapp as the White House senior communications adviser. She was also first to report on President Trump's plan to make sales of U.S. weapons overseas easier, the withdrawal of Melania Trump’s choice of U.S. ambassador for Slovenia and former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci’s firing of a press aide to halt leaks.

Before working for Politico, Tara reported on New York City politics for the New York Post. She broke news about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s political ambitions, covered the John Edwards trial, reported on the tragic Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and covered the 2012 Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention.

She has made television appearances on CNBC, MSNBC, BBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, CBS and NYPost.com. She began her career in journalism as a news assistant for at CNN where she created daily content for Wolf Blitzer’s podcast "The Situation Room."

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European official calls Trump's 'foe' comment 'fake news'
Tara Palmeri
Jul 16, 2018 04:57 AM Story from International Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Ahead of Trump-Putin meeting, lack of preparation leads to low expectations: Sources
Tara Palmeri
Jul 15, 2018 01:08 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Anti-abortion rights groups quietly lobbying against Supreme Court finalist
Tara Palmeri
Jul 02, 2018 09:24 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
After eyeing the exits, White House officials will likely stay through Supreme Court confirmation: Sources
Tara Palmeri
Jul 01, 2018 02:50 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
28 hours in Pyongyang: Reporter's notebook
ABC News' Tara Palmeri traveled with Mike Pompeo in North Korea last week.
Jul 10, 2018 05:15 AM Story from International Tara Palmeri, ABC News
What will Trump agree to with Putin? Russia's neighbors worry
Tara Palmeri
Jul 14, 2018 09:58 AM Story from International Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Rudy Giuliani differs with Donald Trump on IG report: 'I don't think it exonerates him'
Tara Palmeri
Jun 16, 2018 11:41 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Treasury Secretary urged Trump to exempt Canada from steel and aluminum tariffs: Sources
Tara Palmeri
Jun 05, 2018 07:09 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Republicans prepare bill allowing migrant children to be detained more than 20 days
Tara Palmeri
Jun 23, 2018 07:52 PM Story from US Tara Palmeri, ABC News
White House reviewing prank phone call incident: Source
Tara Palmeri
Jun 30, 2018 05:12 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg summoned to meet with Senate panel
Tara Palmeri
May 11, 2018 07:13 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Sanders scolded White House staff for leak, called McCain comment 'unacceptable': Sources
Tara Palmeri
May 12, 2018 07:25 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Giuliani walks back AT&T merger comments, says Mueller talks will have to wait
Tara Palmeri
May 13, 2018 05:43 AM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri, ABC News
US insists it's not softening its demands as Pompeo heads to North Korea
Conor Finnegan and Tara Palmeri
Jul 05, 2018 01:26 PM Story from Politics Conor Finnegan and Tara Palmeri, ABC News
Pompeo, North Koreans talk trust in first meetings since Singapore summit
Tara Palmeri and Conor Finnegan
Jul 06, 2018 01:38 PM Story from Politics Tara Palmeri and Conor Finnegan, ABC News
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