Shira Tarlo

Shira Tarlo

Shira Tarlo

Politics Reporter

Shira Tarlo is a political reporter covering the 2020 election in Washington, D.C. Before joining Newsy, Shira covered politics at Salon. Shira studied journalism and political science at New York University. Her work has appeared in NBC News and Politico Playbook.

Recent Work
A woman wearing a mask in front of a Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics display

Some Tokyo Residents 'Anxious' Olympics Will Fuel COVID-19 Rebound

A woman holds a "Free Britney" sign at a protest against Britney Spears' conservatorship in Washington D.C.

Britney Spears One Step Closer To Terminating Conservatorship

President Biden speaks about a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Washington.

Democrats Push President Biden To Shift Stance On Israel

Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine seen being prepared.

Why The U.S. Has More COVID Vaccines Than People Who Want Them

A vast iceberg has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, lying in the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica.

Iceberg Larger Than State Of Rhode Island Splits From Antarctica

Honduran mother Eilyn Carbajal hugs her sons after being reunited

Inside The Search For The Parents Separated From Children At Border

Sandra Ortiz and her son Bryan Chavez

Migrant Families Reunite After Years Apart: 'It Feels Like A Dream'

Rep. Jamaal Bowman speaks on June 23, 2020 in New York.

Progressives Respond To President Biden's First Address To Congress

Materials in recycling facility

The Ugly Truth About U.S. Recycling System: It's Garbage

Joe Biden boards the train at Amtrak's Pittsburgh Train Station, Sept. 30, 2020.

Could "Amtrak Joe" Give High-Speed Rail Its Long-Awaited Glow Up?

Illustration of President Joe Biden and the U.S. Capitol building.

Progressives Ready To Target Democratic Establishment In 2022 Midterms

Illustrated graphic of energy sources used in Texas

Green New Deal Gets Fresh Push In Texas Amid Fallout From Power Crisis

Graphic showing the 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

Democrats Split Over $15 Minimum Wage Hike In COVID-19 Relief Package

Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Joe Biden

How President Joe Biden Made Inroads With Progressives

Rioters shove police barrier at Capitol

Counterterrorism Experts Say Domestic Terrorism Threat Is 'Persistent'

President Joe Biden

How President Biden Might Confront Policing Issues In First 100 Days

An illustration of President Biden's health care plans

Inside President Biden's Plan To Shore Up The Affordable Care Act

An illustrated calendar of President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days in office.

Can Biden Distribute 100 Million Vaccine Doses In His First 100 Days?

Pro-Trump rioters climb scaffolding

Fact-check: There's No Evidence The Capitol Riot Was Led By Antifa

Mississippi Air Guard Tech. Sgt. Exstrella Smith withdraws a dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

Why Is The U.S. Lagging Behind In Administering COVID-19 Vaccine?

Yellow caution tape is marks off a crime scene in Japan.

Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death For Murders Of Nine People

Supporters of President Trump rally in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12, 2020.

Trump Supporters Rally In D.C. Before Electoral College Vote

Nurse prepares syringe of vaccine

State, Local Officials Prepare To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Politicians criticized for violating their own COVID-19 recommendations

Elected Officials Take Heat For Not Following Own COVID-19 Advice

President Trump

Speculation Mounts Over Potential Pardons In Pres. Trump's Final Weeks

Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath on Aug. 13, 2020.

President-elect Joe Biden Picks Janet Yellen For Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 9, 2020.

Joe Biden Reveals Top Foreign Policy, National Security Picks

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. on Nov. 19, 2020.

Pres. Trump's Records Could Pose Another Hurdle For Biden Transition

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Governor Under Pressure To Name Latino To Harris' Senate Seat

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Kamala Harris Makes History As Vice President-Elect