Ryan Lizza is the Chief Washington Correspondent for POLITICO and the co-author of POLITICO Playbook. In addition, Lizza is the host and executive producer of the weekly Playbook Deep Dive podcast. Since arriving in Washington in 1998, Lizza has written about national politics, policy and elections for Esquire, New York magazine, GQ, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, and The Atlantic. He has covered every presidential election since 2000. His reporting on Obama won the White House Correspondents' Association's Aldo Beckman award for presidential news coverage, and Lizza's reporting on the Arab Spring won the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.