Jeanne Cummings joined the Wall Street Journal Washington Bureau in 1997 as a political reporter and moved to the White House beat a year later. In 2000, she won the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, the highest honor for daily White House correspondents, for her coverage of the Clinton Administration.
Prior to working for the Wall Street Journal, Ms. Cummings worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, first in Atlanta covering politics and the governor’s office and then in its Washington Bureau where she tracked the career of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In 1997, she won a National Press Club award for groundbreaking coverage of Mr. Gingrich’s complex financial and political support network and the House ethics investigation of it.
During her career, Ms. Cummings has covered every level of government, from city councils to the White House. She has reported on numerous statewide races, congressional contests, and four presidential campaigns.
Ms. Cummings is a native of Maryland. She graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1979 with a bachelor degree in journalism and a minor in political science.