Darren Samuelsohn

Darren Samuelsohn is the D.C. bureau chief for Insider Inc., and top editor of a 23-person politics team.

He has been a journalist in Washington for 22 years covering all manner of topics - from climate change and cybersecurity to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and President Donald Trump's two impeachment trials.

Darren worked throughout the 2010s at POLITICO as a senior reporter on the White House, policy and energy beats. He spent the 2000s writing for E&E News. Before that, he was the outdoors, travel and entertainment reporter for The Olympian in Washington state.

He started his career as a sports reporter, winning multiple national awards for his work on the football beat at the Columbia Missourian. He also covered the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as a stringer for  The New York Times.

Darren graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He's originally from South Florida and Chicago and remains a die-hard fan of the Cubs & Dolphins. In previous lives he worked as a golf caddy, taxi driver, English teacher in Japan, Baskin Robbins scooper, and danced in the rat costume as Chuck E. Cheese. 

He also wrote a humor column for his high school newspaper, The Lariat, where he waged a successful three-year campaign for prom king.  

Darren can be reached via email at dsamuelsohn@insider.com.