Robert Costa hired as CBS News’ chief election and campaign correspondent

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Former “Washington Week” and Washington Post reporter host Robert Costa is joining CBS News as its chief election and campaign correspondent.

Costa left “Washington Week,” a weekly public affairs show that airs on most PBS member stations, in early 2021. He is not to be confused with former NBC Sports anchor Bob Costa.

He is also co-author of the best selling book “Peril” with legendary Post reporter Bob Woodward of Watergate fame that documents the final days of Donald Trump’s administration and transition to President Joe Biden.

CBS News president (Neeraj Khemlani) and I have had many conversations about the necessity of reporting the fragile state of American democracy (and) the need to break important stories across CBS News’ leading broadcast and streaming platforms ahead of 2022 midterms (and) 2024 election,” Costa tweeted along with his announcement of the move.

In his new role, Costa is expected to contribute to programming across the CBS News family as well as its streaming and digital platforms.

“My reporting will focus on the 2022 midterms, the 2024 election, and American democracy. Stay tuned for in-depth stories, scoops, investigations, and on-the-road reports,” he tweeted.

Costa says that while he is leaving his full time job at The Post, the two outlets “plan to collaborate on occasional special projects and investigations.”