Josh Lederman is a White House reporter for The Associated Press (AP), where he travels regularly with the president and covers politics, domestic policy and foreign affairs. He is also the AP’s lead reporter covering the vice president and part of the AP team covering the 2016 presidential election.
In 2015, Lederman was honored by the White House Correspondents’ Association with Merriman Smith Memorial Award for presidential news coverage under deadline pressure. The award recognized Lederman’s reporting on the Secret Service and a fence-jumper who broke into the White House.
Lederman appears frequently on NPR, Fox News, SiriusXM and other TV and radio outlets. He has also written for CNN Political Ticker, The Huffington Post, AOL Politics Daily and others.
A multimedia journalist from Tucson, Arizona, Lederman started his journalism career in the AP’s Jerusalem bureau, and later covered Gov. Chris Christie and state politics for the AP in New Jersey. In 2011-2012, Lederman covered presidential, House and Senate campaigns for The Hill newspaper in Washington.
Lederman has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from The George Washington University. Before becoming a journalist, he was an actor and singer in New York City.