Philip Rucker Biography
Philip Rucker is an American Reporter and Author. He serves as the Deputy National Editor for The Washington Post helping lead the staff covering Washington, national security, politics and domestic news.He is also a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
Philip previously served as Senior Washington Correspondent and as White House Bureau Chief, leading The Post’s award-winning coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Philip Rucker Age
He was born on 20th June, 1984 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Philip Rucker Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Philip Rucker Education
He attended St. Andrew’s School in Georgia in Savannah for his primary and high school education. He later graduated with a B.A in History from Yale University in the year 2006. During his university year, Philip participated in different activities and societies including Yale Daily News, Grand Strategy, Saybrook College Council, Elizabethan Club.
Philip Rucker Parents
Philip has not shared any information about his parents.
Philip Rucker Siblings
Rucker has a sister Clara who is younger than him though the is no much information about her.
Philip Rucker Wife
Philip has managed to keep his life very private and has never been seen publicly with any partner.
Philip Rucker New Baby
Rucker does not have a baby. However, he had referred to his 2022 book as “Our baby”, A Very Stable Genius” on his twitter account.
Philip Rucker MSNBC
Philip is a regular political analyst for MSNBC since July 2017. He was senior Washington correspondent and before that he was White House bureau chief and served as national political correspondent.
Philip Rucker NBC News
He is a regular political analyst for NBC News.
Philip Rucker Washington Post
Philip is a full time Deputy National Editor for The Washington Post since January 2022 and he was formerly the Senior Washington Correspondent from January 2021 to January 2022. He is a Washington Post Veteran and has held various positions within the organisation since June 2005.
Philip joined the Washington Post as a Metro intern from June 2005 to August 2005 and in June 2006 he began serving full-time for them as a reporter until October 2007 where he started covering Maryland state politics for seven months.
In April 2008, he reported social change as a philanthropy reporter for eight months. In November 2008, Philip moved to national political reporter where he and the other members of his team gained recognition and were nominated as Pulitzer Prize finalists for their coverage of the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. He stopped reporting national politics on November 2010 where he became a Congressional Correspondent for seven months that is till May 2011.
His position changed to National Political Correspondent in June 2011 covering Mitt Romney and the 2012 presidential campaign. In November 2012, he became White House Correspondent till January 2014. His position changed to National Political Correspondent in January 2014 where he worked as one of the lead reporters for the 2016 United States Presidential election. From January 2017 to January 2021 he was the White House Bureau Chief.
Philip Rucker and Matea Gold
Philip and Matea works for the Washington Post in the same department. The Washington Post named Matea Gold as national editor and Philip Rucker as deputy national editor, with plans to expand the department in a drive toward more visual storytelling. “We’re really going to double down on our ability to assess the state of democracy at this time and the stresses that are being put at that at every level,” Gold said in an interview. “We see this as a singular important focus for the national staff at this moment, and I think Phil and I are really united in our sense that this is a singular moment for the country.”
Gold was the lead editor and Rucker was one of the anchor writers for The Attack, a multimedia narrative investigation about the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol, and it generated five million page views.
Philip Rucker Books
Rucker is co-author, with Carol Leonnig, of two No. 1 New York Times bestselling books: “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America” in 2020 and “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” in 2021.
Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning
Philip and Carol Leonni have co-authored two books. One in 2020 named A Very Stable Genius: Donald J.Trump. Testing of America. The book presents an account of the first three years of the presidency of Donald Trump. It also focuses on specific of conflict with senior advisors, such as former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
They co-authored the second book in 2021 named,”I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year”. Their book ranked first on bestseller lists from The New York Times, USA Today and Publisher Weekly. The book also received generally positive reviews in international media.
Philip Rucker Salary
He earns an estimated annual salary of $80,000.
Philip Rucker Net Worth
His estimated net worth is $ 900,000.