Jill Lawrence is a PoliticsDaily.com Senior Correspondent and former national political correspondent for USA Today. She has also written about politics for The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Constitution and other publications.

Lawrence has covered every presidential campaign since 1988. Columbia Journalism Review named her one of the top 10 campaign reporters in the country in 2004. She was included in Washingtonian Magazine's 2005 list of the 50 best and most influential journalists in Washington. She has won two national awards for column writing – a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2010, and a National Headliners Award in 1995.
Lawrence received a music literature degree from the University of Michigan in 1974 and a masters degree in journalism from New York University in 1976. She is married to John Martin, editor and publisher of www.govmanagement.com and GovManagement Daily. They have two sons, one a classical violinist and the other a composer of film scores.


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