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Terence Samuel: 2016 Ann Devroy Memorial Forum Presenter

Terence Samuel is the author of "The Upper House: A Journey Behind the Closed Doors of the U.S. Senate" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and was among the writers anthologized in "Best American Political Writing 2009."

Samuel is an award-winning journalist and author who now serves as the Washington politics editor at The Washington Post.

In his position at The Washington Post, Terence Samuel directs coverage of the White House, Congress and the 2016 congressional elections.

Samuel spent more than two decades writing about some of the most contested political campaigns and contentious political issues in American life, including the 2000 presidential recount, the 50-50 Senate of the 107th Congress (2001-03) and the politics of the Iraq War.

Before joining The Washington Post he worked as a national correspondent with The Philadelphia Inquirer and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and chief congressional correspondent at U.S. News &World Report.

A graduate of the City College of New York, he was a research fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.