American Studies graduate singled out as one of the nation's most promising political reporters

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           Robert Costa, a 2008 honors graduate in American Studies, has been singled out by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the nation’s most promising political reporters. In an article (December, 2011) that asks the questions “Who’s the next Tim Russert?” and “Which of the next generation of journalists may be worth following?” Costa is the youngest (at 26) of the five reporters selected for attention.

          Costa covers politics for National Review. He was the inaugural recipient of the William F. Buckley Fellowship of the National Review Institute. Following his graduation from Notre Dame, he had a fellowship writing editorials at The Wall Street Journal before earning a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge. While an undergraduate, he completed internships at PBS and at ABC News.