- Full Name Mike Memoli
- Occupation Journalist, Correspondent
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New Jersey, USA
- Birth Date Aug 23, 1982
- Age 40 Years, 5 Months
"If anything, having a close relationship and having covered him for a long time, I think they expected maybe I would be easier on them at a very difficult time. But in fact knowing him as well as I did, it gave me more insight into the campaign and things that were going wrong than perhaps other reporters at the time."
Mike Memoli | BiographyMemoli shared that he first heard being called 'The Biden Whisperer' in 2015
Mike Memoli has been covering President Biden for nearly 14 years. He first covered and interviewed Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden in October 2007. Later, he lost in the opinion poll and became the former President Barack Obama's vice-presidential running mate during the 2008 campaign. Memoli continued covering Biden on and off the trail. In 2020, he covered Biden's 2020 presidential campaign and served as the lead reporter for NBC News on the campaign trail. After Biden was elected as the President of the United States, Memeli covered Biden's selection of officers for his office.
Mike Memoli is a White House correspondent for NBC News based in the network's Washington Bureau. He is also known as 'The Biden Whisperer.'
Who is Mike Memoli?
Mike Memoli is an American journalist who has been serving as a correspondent for NBC News based in the network's Washington Bureau since 2019. He joined NBC News in 2017 as a national political reporter. Before NBC News, Memoli served as a reporter for Los Angeles Times's Washington, D.C. Bureau for seven years. He has also worked for RealClearPolitics as a White House reporter.
Memoli was named 'The Biden Whisperer' for his years of covering Joe Biden since he was announced as a Presidential Nominee for the 2008 US Presidential Election.
Mike Memoli's Birthday and Education
Mike A. Memoli's birthday is on 23 August. He turned 38 in 2020. A New Jersey native, Memoli graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Loyola College in Maryland in 2004.
Memoli began his professional journalism career in September 2004 at the National Journal's The Hotline, which gives a daily political briefing on American politics and campaigns. He worked as a senior writer at The Hotline, for three years. During that period, Memoli had also served at Institute for Education in International Media as an advisor.
He then joined NBC News in August 2007 as a campaign reporter. He covered the 2008 presidential campaign as an off-air reporter for both NBC News and the National Journal before joining a political news website RealClearPolitics, in January 2009 as a White House reporter. During his one and a half years of tenure at Real Clear Politics, he covered national politics and the White House.
In June 2010, Menoli joined the Los Angeles Times, owned by Tribune Publishing Company, as a reporter. He served the Los Angeles Times's Washington, D.C. Bureau for more than seven years, covering national politics, the White House, and the 2016 presidential campaign.
Memoli left Los Angeles Times in July 2017 to become a national political reporter for NBC News. He was promoted as NBC News correspondent in April 2019. As a correspondent for NBC News, Memoli covers the Biden administration and national politics based in Washington, D.C.
'The Biden Whisperer'
Memoli has been covering President Biden for nearly 14 years. He shared on his Twitter post that he first covered and interviewed Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden in October 2007. Later, he lost in the opinion poll and became the former President Barack Obama's Vice-presidential running mate during the 2008 campaign.
In a February 2020 video titled 'The Biden Whisperer': NBC's Mike Memoli reflects on his years covering Joe Biden, Memoli shared that he traveled extensively with the then Vice President Biden during his White House years in his re-election campaigns. He had also traveled to different places around the world, including Europe, Middle East, and Asia, as a reporter for Los Angeles Times.
Memoli continued covering Biden on and off the trail. In 2020, he covered Biden's 2020 presidential campaign and served as the lead reporter for NBC News on the campaign trail. After Biden was elected as the President of the United States, Memeli covered Biden's selection of officers for his office.
For his years of covering Biden, his fellow journalists eventually named him the whisperer. As per The Hill, his senior NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell referred to him as a 'reporter's reporter.' In an interview with SiriusXM in August 2020, Memoli shared that he first heard being called 'The Biden Whisperer' in 2015.
When The Hill columnist Joe Concha asked Memoli if the time he spent with Biden affected his ability to report on Biden fairly, he said that his "over-understanding" of the candidate allowed him to examine Biden better. "I've been called out once or twice during the campaign because I'm familiar to him, and because maybe I get the first question before others do. But I don't think I've found it hard to cover him with scrutiny and critically at all," Memoli told The Hill in November 2020.