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Jonathan Lemire | Biography

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  • Full Name Jonathan Lemire
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Massachusetts, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 28, 1979
  • Age 41 Years, 10 Months
White House Reporter for Associated Press

Jonathan Lemire | Biography

Lemire first met his wife Carrie Melago while they were reporters at The New York Daily News

Jonathan Lemire joined Associated Press as a political reporter in July 2013. He covered New York City politics, including the 2013 New York City mayoral election and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration. He later covered Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, 2015 Trump Tower speech, and the successive campaign rallies. In January 2017, he became the White House Reporter and covered Trump's administration, national politics, the federal government, and the Trump Organization, working between Washington D.C. and New York City. Lemire was also a part of Trump's international trips to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.


Jonathan Lemire is the Associated Press White House Reporter. He also serves as a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News.

Who is Jonathan Lemire?

Jonathan Lemire is an American journalist. He has been serving as a White House reporter for the Associated Press (AP) since January 2017. Lemire also worked as a political reporter for AP from 2013 through 2016. Before that, he worked as a reporter for New York Daily News for more than a decade.

Furthermore, Lemire has been serving as a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News since September 2017.

Early Life and Education

Jonathan Lemire was born on 28 November 1979 in Lowell, Massachusetts. His mother, Susan Lemire, was a coordinator of advising services for students at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Massachusetts. His father, Robert Lemire, was a history teacher at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

Lemire graduated with a Bachelor's degree in History from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2001.

Career Beginning

Lemire began his career as a reporter for New York Daily News in June 2001. He spent 12 years at the New York Daily News, covering various beats for the newspaper, including general assignment and breaking news. He also covered the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department, New York City Hall during the Bloomberg administration, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the post 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Associated Press

After leaving New York Daily News, he joined the Associated Press as a political reporter in July 2013. He covered New York City politics, including the 2013 New York City mayoral election and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration. He later covered Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, including his 2015 Trump Tower speech, announcing his candidacy for president, the successive campaign rallies that accounted to more than 100, traveling across the country.

In January 2017, Lemire became the White House Reporter for the news agency. As the White House reporter, he covered Trump's administration, national politics, the federal government, and the Trump Organization, working between Washington D.C. and New York City. Lemire was also a part of Trump's international trips to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He had also received attention for his news conference questions to Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin during the July 2018 Helsinki summit.

Lemire presently covers Biden's administration from the White House.

MSNBC

In addition to his work as a White House reporter, Lemire also started serving as a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News in September 2017. He had contributed to multiple MSNBC shows, including All in with Chris HayerKasie DCThe ReidOutDeadline: White House, and Morning Joe. He had also served as a substitute host for Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt.

Furthermore, Lemire had appeared in several other television programs such as CNN NewsroomReliable SourcesMSNBC LiveAndrea Mitchell ReportsMSNBC Reports Stephanie Ruhle ReportsThe Beat with Ari MelberThe 11th Hour with Brian Williams, and MSNBC Reports

Twitter

Lemire actively engages in Twitter. He has nearly 251k followers on the platform as of September 2021.

Personal Life

Lemire married Carrie Melago on 27 September 2008 at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface in Brooklyn. The couple first met while they were reporters at The New York Daily News.

Melago is a managing editor for Chalkbeat, a non-profit news organization covering education in communities across America. She formerly worked as digital editor for The Wall Street Journal, assistant city editor and reporter for New York Daily News, and news reporter for New Haven Register. 

The couple has two children.

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