Emily Schultheis is a freelance journalist based in Berlin, where she writes about European elections and the rise of right-wing populist parties. Before moving to Berlin in 2017 as a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow, she most recently covered the 2017 French presidential election from Paris for publications including The Atlantic and Foreign Policy, and the 2016 election and the Trump White House as a political reporter for CBS News Digital in Washington, D.C.
Over the course of her political reporting career, Emily has covered elections across eight countries and more than 25 U.S. states. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Politico, Politico Europe, Foreign Policy, CBSNews.com, the National Journal, National Journal Magazine and Spiegel Online International, among others.
From 2011 to 2017, Emily covered U.S. national politics and elections from Washington, first for Politico for three years and then for the National Journal and CBS News. At Politico, she traveled the country during the 2012 presidential election and served as the primary author for the “Morning Score” campaigns tipsheet. At National Journal, she spent eighteen months covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
In 2013, Emily spent two months in Berlin as one of 10 American and Canadian journalists selected for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, where she covered the German federal elections for Spiegel Online International and Politico. She recently spent a month reporting on populism and democracy in southeast Asia as a 2018 East-West Center Jefferson fellow.
Emily, a San Francisco Bay Area native, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her work in political journalism, she is the author of a forthcoming journal article about the publishing and marketing of Jane Austen’s novels in 1830s Philadelphia.
You can contact her at erschult [at] gmail [dot] com.