Tim Alberta

As chief political correspondent for National Review, Tim Alberta covers the biggest stories in politics: the 2016 presidential campaign, congressional battles between and within the two parties, and the evolving role of money in elections. He has reported exclusively in recent months on the Koch brothers pulling back from politics, Ted Cruz winning the support of a secretive group of conservatives, and Marco Rubio’s campaign devising a “3-2-1” strategy.


Tim came to National Review from National Journal, where he covered campaigns as senior political correspondent and Congress as House leadership reporter. Prior to that, he was senior editor of The Hotline and directed its coverage of the 2012 presidential race. Tim previously reported for The Wall Street Journal and Politico, and his work has been featured in dozens of other publications nationwide. He lives with his wife and two sons in Virginia.