About Jacqueline

Klimas HeadshotJacqueline Klimas is an award-winning reporter in Washington, D.C., who currently covers defense for POLITICO.

She previously worked at the Washington Examiner, where she was part of the team that wrote the daily newsletter Daily on Defense, and covered national security issues on Capitol  Hill and at the Pentagon.

After completing her bachelor’s degree at Boston University, she attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she concentrated in health and science reporting. She began her career at The Navy Times as a staff writer.

She was named one of HillVets top 100 most influential people for veterans in 2014 for articles she wrote while working for The Washington Times that “shaped the narrative and paved the way for passage of the Veterans’ Access Choice and Accountability Act.”

She was a also member of the Washington Times team that covered the Navy Yard shooting, which won awards from the Virginia Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists for breaking news.

She regularly appears on TV and radio shows, including ABC’s Government Matters, Fox’s America’s News Headquarters and C-SPAN Washington Journal.

Follow her on Twitter for her latest stories.

Email: jklimas@politico.com