Shane Goldmacher is a national political reporter and was previously the chief political correspondent for the Metro Desk. Before joining The Times in 2017, he worked at Politico, where he covered national Republican politics and the 2016 presidential campaign. He also served as chief White House correspondent for Politico in the first months of the Trump administration. Before that, he worked for National Journal magazine, where he covered both Congress and campaigns. There, he won the National Press Club’s Sandy Hume Award for Excellence in Political Journalism for a series on lobbyist-sponsored travel.He previously covered California politics and government, working in Sacramento for the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee and Capitol Weekly, covering the administrations of both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown. A native of San Francisco, he attended the University of California, BerkeleyContact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Shane Goldmacher and other top speakers and celebrities.