The political reporter, Salena Zito, is so passionate about journalism that she rarely flies when it comes to traveling across countries, not because of her fear, but because she wants to explore the impact of politics in communities around the country. She wants to reach the soul of every men and woman using journalism as a means to understand them.
Salena works as a political reporter for Washington Examiner and columnist for New York Post. Her success can be measured with the interviews she has taken. As a political reporter, she has interviewed every president and vice-presidents in the 21st century. But along with the busy schedule, she is also relishing her personal life.
Salena's Husband, Daughter, And Her Loud Family!
The reporter, at the age of 59, has a settled career and family. She is married to Michael and the pair parents two grown-ups. She and her husband get love from daughter Shannon, son Glenn, and their grandchildren. Salena is active on social media, and continually showers love for each of her family members. She has birthday posts and proud moments to share on Twitter. She enjoys hiking, canning, fishing, cooking, and baking with her family. So every Sunday, she sits down with her loud Italian Scotish family for their Sunday dinner.
Salena shares picture of her family (Photo: Twitter)
The happy family has a family secret; Salena’s grandfather committed suicide. In the memory of her granddad, she has also written an article mentioning how his decision of suicide has changed her life. Though she has not seen or been with him, she can see him smile despite the pain in his heart. From the sad story of the family, she has learned to be self less and knows that behind a wide smile of a person, there can be a crying heart. Being a matured lady, she says being kind and selfless is the primary solution to stop the growing suicide rate.
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Salena's Education And Journalism Journey
The reporter has managed to excel in her career as a political reporter and columnist. Other than reporting for Washington Examiner and columnist for New York Post, she is also a CNN contributor. She is the host of SIRUS XM POTUS Channel Main Streer meets the Beltway and co-author of the soon to be released book The Great Divide.
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Before coming into journalism, she had a pie business of her own and owned a theatre. It's been two decades since she has taken the step into journalism. Before joining Washington Examiner in 2016, she wrote for The Atlantic and spent 11 years as both reporter and columnist at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. She has also worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers and held staff positions for both Democratic and Republican elected officials on Pennsylvania.
Starting with President Gerald Ford and coming to the competitors and 22 candidates of both Democratic and Republican sides, who ran for the 2016 presidential election, she has interviewed all the presidents and vice presidents. With some remarkable works, the journalist still had to be on the headlines saying "Take Salena Zito Neither Seriously Nor Literally On Trump Voters" for omitting and fabricating stories. Replying to the story, she said that she is not concerned with the victory or loss of Trump but is only concerned about her reputations as a journalist. She also clarified that she does not report what she wants to happen. Instead, she reports the facts that are happening.
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The Pittsburgh based reporter was born in 1959 and marks her birthday on 27th September. She got her education from Perry Traditional Academy, University of Pittsburg.
As per wiki, she stands at the modest height of 5 feet 2 inches. Apart from journalisms, she is a cyclist, hiker, baseball fan and a history nerd.