A born-and-bred Washingtonian, Juliet Eilperin graduated in 1992 magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s in Politics with a certificate in Latin American Studies. In March 1998 she joined The Washington Post as its House of Representatives reporter, where she covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, lobbying, legislation, and five national congressional campaigns. After serving for nine years as the Post’s national environmental reporter, reporting on climate change, oceans, and air quality, she joined the paper's White House team in the spring of 2013. Ms. Eilperin now serves at the Post’s White House bureau chief, and in that capacity covers a range of subjects, including domestic policy and the culture of the White House.
In the spring of 2006 Rowman & Littlefield published her first book, "Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives, which has been featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross" and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." In June 2011 Pantheon published Ms. Eilperin’s second book, “Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks," which has been featured in Smithsonian, Popular Science and People magazines. She is the 2011 recipient of the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Media, and in the spring of 2005 she served as the youngest-ever McGraw Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.