Reserve your seat for the February Tuesday Talk event, which features POLITICO’s Senior Writer Jake Sherman and Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist Matt Wuerker.
Sherman and Wuerker will present Swamp Tales: Covering the Trump Era in Words and Pictures, sharing stories about what it’s like to cover Washington in the Trump era, how they do it, and why it matters.
Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, “the most indispensable morning newsletter for the biggest influencers in politics.” Jake has built a career on landing hard-to-get scoops. Since 2009, he has chronicled all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill, and has also traveled the country to cover the battle for control of Congress. Before landing at POLITICO, Jake worked in the Washington bureaus of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Jake is a Connecticut native, and a graduate of The George Washington University — where he edited The GW Hatchet — and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Jake lives in Washington with his wife Irene, and listens to an unhealthy amount of Grateful Dead and Phish.
Matt Wuerker is staff cartoonist for POLITICO. Part of the team that launched POLITICO in 2006, he provides editorial cartoons, illustrations, caricatures, and animations for both the print and web platforms of the publication. Over the past 40 years, Matt’s cartoons have been used widely in publications that range from dailies like the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor to magazines such as Newsweek, The Nation and The Smithsonian. In 2010 he was awarded the Herblock Prize at the Library of Congress and later that year won the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.