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Manu Raju’s India to Capitol Hill journey

Manu Raju is a senior congressional correspondent at CNN, covering Capitol Hill and campaign politics

Raju’s writing roots extend to his late grandfather, Gopalakrishna Adiga, a legendary poet from South India who wrote in Kannada.

He is a senior congressional correspondent at CNN, covering Capitol Hill and campaign politics.

Raju got his start in media working at the student newspaper The Badger Herald at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his alma mater

Raju is a veteran reporter in Washington, having previously served as a top Capitol Hill correspondent at Politico for seven years.

Prior to his time at Politico, Raju reported for The Hill newspaper, Congressional Quarterly and Inside Washington Publishers.

Manu Raju CNN
Manu Raju CNN

Raju has won multiple journalism awards for his reporting on the major battles consuming Washington and his coverage of campaign politics.

In 2012, Raju was part of a team of four reporters who won the White House Correspondents Association’s prestigious Merriman Smith award for presidential reporting under deadline pressure for their coverage of the debt ceiling crisis.

Raju has developed a reputation as a reporter who can find out what politicians are privately discussing out of the public’s view., and is well known for his sharp and skillful questioning of politicians.