Kimberly Atkins is the chief Washington reporter and columnist for
the Boston Herald, where focuses her coverage on the White House,
Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is also a recurring guest host
for C-SPAN’s morning call-in show “Washington Journal,” where she
interviews lawmakers, public policy experts and journalists about the
issues on Capitol Hill.
Kimberly rejoined the Herald’s
staff in 2014 after previously helming paper’s State House and City Hall
bureaus in Boston from 2004 to 2006, and also writing a freelance
political column for the paper from 2012 to 2014. Prior to returning to
the Herald, Kimberly served as the Washington bureau chief for the Dolan
Company newspapers, a group of legal and business publications, where
she focused primarily on covering the Supreme Court. She has also worked
as a staff writer at the Boston Globe and the Journal News in
Westchester County, New York.
Before launching her journalism
career, she was a litigation attorney in Boston. Kimberly is a native of
Michigan, and a graduate of Wayne State University, Boston University’s
School of Law and College of Communication, and the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism.