Who Is Robert Costa From The Washington Post and Does He Have A Wife?

With more than a decade of reporting experience, Robert Costa has established a place among the creme de la creme of the news world. The Cambridge alumni is a journalist, reporter, moderator, and political analyst. His reportage on the Republican Party in Congress during the U. S. federal government shutdown in 2013 earned him the title the “most important reporter in the country” by the New Republic. The classy journalist also led National Review’s Capitol Hill bureau as their Washington editor before joining the Washington Post as a national political reporter in 2014, three years before becoming a moderator on Washington Week.

Robert Costa’s Early Life and Education

Robert Costa is one of America’s next-generation journalists, a breath of fresh air in an industry full of old heads. He is one of the four children born to lawyers Thomas E. and Anne-Dillon D. Costa. The journalist first came into this world on the 14th day of October 1985, and his birth took place in Richmond, Virginia, the U.S. However, he grew up in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Yardley, Pennsylvania, where he was known as Bob. His siblings include his twin brother James, younger sister Ellen, and younger brother Tim. He was very sociable as a child and also good at sports, but one thing that stood out from his early years was his interest in journalism, particularly politics.

While studying at Pennsbury High School, he was remarkable for his social skills and passion for journalism. Before graduating in 2004, he served as a reporter for The Bucks County Courier Times and the students’ TV station PHS-TV, where he covered professional and local sports. Notably, he will be remembered for his ability to bring top musicians like Maroon 5, John Mayer, and Eve 6 to perform at his school events.

Following his high school graduation, the aspiring journalist moved to Indiana to attend the University of Notre Dame. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies. As an undergraduate, Robert Costa took his journalism interest to a greater height by interning for a few reputable journalism outfits, including PBS and ABC. He also had an internship at the UK’s House of Commons.

Costa serves on the advisory council for the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs (founded in 2014). In 2009, he bagged a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge, where he was an active member of the Cambridge Union debating society. With his reporting and writing background, he became a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal, which set the ground for his professional career.

A Recap of Robert Costa’s Education:

  • He attended Pennsbury High School and graduated in 2004
  • He got his bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.
  • The following year (2009), he acquired his master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge.

How Did He Become Famous As A Journalist?

Robert Costa joined the National Review magazine as a reporter in 2010. Two years later, he was made their Washington editor. Before leaving the publication in 2013, he built strong followership with his deep reporting on Republican leadership and the conservative movement. He also contributed to CNBC and MSNBC. With nearly a decade of reporting experience, he joined The Washington Post in January 2014 as a national political reporter, covering the White House, Congress, and campaigns. By December of the following year, he was named a political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC.

Costa is known for his deep sourcing within national political circles. The various extensive interviews he has had with Donald Trump earned him the moniker “Trump Whisperer.” In the course of his career, the golden boy of the recent government shutdown as per New York magazine has covered top political issues such as the battle over health-care policy during the Obama presidency, the 2010 mid-term elections, the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, which stood him out as one of the nation’s best chroniclers of the Republican party, as per HuffPost.

His coverage of presidential campaigns drew him widespread acclaim, shooting him to the esteemed position of the moderator for Washington Week on PBS. He joined the show in April 2017, becoming the eighth moderator in her 50-year history. Before his appointment, he has been a panelist on Washington Week since 2014 and a guest moderator more recently.

Robert Costa

Is Robert Costa Married?

The Notre Dame alumnus seems to live a very private life. So far, he has managed to keep his personal affair away from the all-seeing eye of the media, despite having an active social media life. However, there are unsubstantiated reports that he is married with kids even with no records of his past relationships or dating life. He portrays someone that centers his interest on his profession rather than entangling himself in nurturing a relationship. As a result of this, the details of his love life has been an enigma to the media.

Meanwhile, his twin brother, James, got married in September 2013. The news of his wedding saw the light of the day when Robert Costa congratulated him in a tweet.

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness, if you've found a possible error, be it factual, editorial or something that needs updating, please contact us
Samuel Daniel
Samuel Daniel
Samuel is a researcher and content creator who is deeply passionate about writing and singing. His expertise is in creative writing and fictional character development, as well as article writing, revolving around exciting names in the world of entertainment, sports and business. Previously, he has worked as Sports and Foreign news correspondent, and voice-over expert with NTA as well as a reporter and deputy news editor for orientation broadcast studio. He holds a B.Sc in Mass Communications

Recommended

Every Boyfriend Kendall Jenner Has Had From Devin Booker to Harry Styles

For over a decade, the Kardashians and the Jenners had a lot of Americans and indeed fans across the globe keeping up with their...

Boyfriends Zendaya Has Had Since Her Transition From Disney Child Star

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, better known as Zendaya, is one of Hollywood’s recent sweethearts. The actress is best known for her role in the...

Quentin Tarantino Has Been With Wife Daniella Pick For Over 12 Years – All About Their Family

Movie director Quentin Tarantino has been successful with women as much as his directing career has been successful. He had girlfriends at various times...

Meet Wayne Gretzky’s Sons and Daughters With His Wife Of Over 30 Years

Wayne Gretzky is one of the most accomplished professional ice hockey players the world has ever known. In the 20 seasons he played in...

Kevin Bacon Has Two Kids With His Wife of Three Decades Kyra Sedgwick – Meet Them

Kevin Bacon has had a robust career with numerous popular movies and television shows in his resume. It was way back in 2003 that...

Featured Today

Jacelyn Reeves – Intimate Details About The Life of Former Flight Attendant

While some are born into stardom and others work their way into it, some others get caught in the crossfire of stars which was...

A Look At Tim Allen’s Married Life With Wife Jane Hajduk and His Kids

Tim Allen is definitely one of the finest actors Hollywood has ever produced, having proved his worth in several projects since his acting career...

Meet Jeremy Buendia – The 4-Time Mr Olympia Who Changed Bodybuilding

Jeremy Buendia is a professional fitness model best known for winning the professional league at the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness. This charming...

Meet Laurel Coppock The Toyota Car Commercial Actress and Her Husband Bobby Mort

There are so many reasons why people become famous, irrespective of your gender and career choice. For someone like Laurel Coppock, it was her...

Chantel Zales – What To Know About The Instagram Fitness Model

Chantel Zales is a world-renowned bikini model, fitness expert, and fashion designer. Thanks to her millions of social media followers, this Latina bombshell has...
Fact Check

We strive for fairness and accuracy, if you've found a possible error or something that needs updating, please contact us

Related Stories