Leah Askarinam is senior editor at Grid, where she oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation and economics. She was previously co-author of the New York Times' On Politics newsletter and editor-in-chief of the Hotline at National Journal. She has also written for Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales, the Atlantic and FiveThirtyEight. She's provided analysis of elections and politics for C-SPAN's Washington Journal and the CBS News elections desk, among others. A former middle school English teacher, Leah graduated from Tulane in New Orleans.