Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. Previously, she covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Fort Worth and has appeared in an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." Abby pitched and produced political segments for CNN and worked as an editor for The Hotline, National Journal’s campaign tipsheet. Abby began her journalism career as a desk assistant at NBC News in Washington, working her way up to the political unit, where she researched stories for Nightly News, the Today Show and Meet the Press. In keeping with the Trib’s great history of hiring softball stars, Abby is a two-time MVP for The Bad News Babes, the women’s press softball team that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.

Recent Contributions

John Bolton: The TT Interview

John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and possible 2016 presidential contender, spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.
John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and possible 2016 presidential contender, spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 2015.

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and potential presidential contender — on his political ambitions, his ties to Texas and the role the state will play in the 2016 race.

Perry Gives Final Public Speech as Texas Governor — in San Diego

Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's conference on Sept. 16, 2014, in Austin.
Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's conference on Sept. 16, 2014, in Austin.

A day after Gov. Rick Perry bid farewell to the statehouse, he spoke to Republicans at a national party gathering in San Diego, where he offered no specifics on his expected run for president — but alluded to the burgeoning campaign.