Linda Feldmann is the Monitor's Washington Bureau Chief, host of the Monitor Breakfast, and senior political and White House correspondent. She has covered every presidential election since 1996. Previous positions at the Monitor include Moscow Bureau Chief, op-ed editor, foreign-affairs writer, and assistant international news editor. In 2016, she was elected to the Gridiron Club. Since 2015, she has been a delegate to the Dartmouth Conference, a US-Russian citizens' diplomacy initiative. In 1999, she won an Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus for her series “Where Women Stand.” In 1987, she worked at a Russian newspaper, The Moscow News, for three months as part of the first US-Soviet journalists' exchange.
Feldmann has a degree in Russian language and literature from Middlebury College and a Master’s in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is married to writer Warren Richey.