Smolkin, a native Texan who is deputy managing editor and former White House
editor for Politico magazine, will be
the closing keynote speaker for TAC’s 2013 Legislative Conference, Aug. 28-30,
time on Politico’s White House team,
first as deputy editor and then as editor, she oversaw coverage of the killing
of Osama bin Laden, the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations, the Supreme Court
decision upholding President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Obama’s
successful re-election campaign and the 2012 fiscal cliff fight.
to Politico from USA Today, where she supervised the White House and legal affairs
team. Coverage areas included Obama and his administration, the Supreme Court,
terror threats and national law enforcement trends. During her three-and-a-half
years at the paper, she also edited health policy coverage and national news
stories on topics ranging from natural disasters to holiday travel.
she served as managing editor of American
Journalism Review, where she wrote and edited for the national magazine
that covers print, television, radio and online media.
speak right after breakfast at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30. The informal session will allow attendees the
opportunity to ask questions to get the inside scoop on topics of
interest. Don’t miss hearing her
insightful presentation at this valuable conference. Register today.