Fall 2019 Fellow
Adam Nagourney has been the Los Angeles bureau chief of The New York Times since 2010. Previously, he had been chief national political correspondent since 2002, covering the presidential elections of 2004 and 2008. He joined The Times as a political correspondent in 1996. Mr. Nagourney spent his first year at The Times in the Washington bureau, covering Bob Dole in the 1996 presidential campaign, then moved to New York in 1997, where he covered state and city politics, including Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for the United States Senate in 2000 and the New York mayoral race in 2001.
Mr. Nagourney has frequently written for The New York Times Magazine, including profiles of Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Ken Mehlman, Chris Lehane, George Pataki and Al Sharpton. He has also written about the restaurant scene in Los Angeles. Mr. Nagourney is the co-author, with Dudley Clendinen, of “Out for Good,” a history of the modern gay rights movement.
In the early 90’s, Mr. Nagourney was White House correspondent for USA Today and worked as the newspaper’s national political correspondent covering Bill Clinton’s campaign for the White House. Previously, he worked at The New York Daily News as Albany bureau chief, and covered the 1988 presidential election and 1989 New York City mayoral election. From 1977 to 1983, he worked at the Gannett Westchester Newspapers, in the paper’s Putnam County, White Plains and Albany bureaus, where he covered the election of Mario M. Cuomo as governor of New York.