Maeve has distinguished herself over a career spanning more than 20 years as one of the country’s preeminent political reporters. She comes to The Post from CNN, where she covered the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns and midterm elections for television and digital audiences. She focuses in part on politics in the American West, including through an original digital video series called MaeveWest. The series explores some of the unique challenges facing the region, including drought and immigration, as well as changing politics in Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.
Before joining CNN in 2014, Maeve was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times for seven years. Before turning to local, state, and national politics, she wrote about policing, courts, and wildfires in the Inland Empire, documenting Republican Senator John McCain’s comeback in the 2008 presidential campaign and Republican Mitt Romney’s White House bid.
Maeve also covered the 2004 presidential campaign from New Hampshire to the Pittsburgh Post, then moved to Pennsylvania, roaming that battleground state and others. Her first reporting job was with the Austin American-Statesman, covering education and the Texas state legislature.
Maeve has a BA in English from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Dartmouth College with her thesis on intergenerational conflict within families after many of the children of Vietnam War decision makers joined the antiwar movement. She lives in East Los Angeles with her 8-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son, and spends as much time hiking and exploring Southern California beaches with them as she can.
Maeve will remain in Los Angeles. Please join us in welcoming her.