Institute of Politics

Lynn Sweet

Columnist & Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times

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    Pritzker Fellow

Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering politics from the city's precincts to the White House. She is often a guest analyst on a variety of television and radio news outlets. Sweet has a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sweet is in Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s "50 Top Journalists." Sweet, a Chicago native, was raised in the city.

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