Thomas DeFrank is a contributing editor at National Journal and is the senior correspondent covering the White House on a regular basis. He is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who has covered the White House since the final months of the Johnson administration and the last 14 Presidential elections.
Mr. DeFrank co-authored the memoirs of Secretary of State James Baker and has reported on the resignation of one President, the impeachment of a second, and was an eyewitness to two assassination attempts against a third. He was Newsweek magazine's White House correspondent for 25 years and Washington bureau chief of the New York Daily News for 16 years. His memoir of his time covering President Ford, Write It When I'm Gone, was a The New York Times and The Washington Post bestseller. President Ford once said of him: "You are one of the finest journalists I have ever known. Everyone I know feels the same way: you are fair, trustworthy and professional."
Mr. DeFrank graduated from Texas A&M University with high honors and has a master's degree from the University of Minnesota.