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Haley Byrd Wilt


Haley has covered Congress since early 2017. She often reports on the Republican Party, foreign policy, human rights and domestic legislation. For three years, she helmed The Dispatch’s congressional coverage with a twice-weekly newsletter, Uphill. Before that, she reported on the House of Representatives for CNN. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy and the Weekly Standard. Haley took an unconventional path into journalism, beginning with an internship out of high school. (She actually skipped her AP U.S. Government exam to cover the House GOP’s 2017 vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.)