Emily Schultheis is a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow and journalist based in Berlin, with a passion for covering politics and campaigns both at home and abroad. Before moving to Berlin in July 2017, 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 everything from council meetings in her hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area to presidential campaigns to the 2013 German federal elections and the 2017 French presidential election. Her work has appeared on CBSNews.com and in The AtlanticPolitico, Politico Europe, Foreign Policy, National Journal, National Journal Magazine and Spiegel International Online, among others.


Emily speaks to a group of German journalists about the 2016 election in Washington, D.C., fall 2015.

Emily moved to Washington full-time in 2011 as a national political reporter for Politico after covering the 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race for the publication in college. She traveled the country for Politico covering the 2012 presidential election, then served as the primary author of Politico’s “Morning Score” campaigns tipsheet beginning in 2013. After leaving Politico, Emily spent eighteen months covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for National Journal, filing stories both for the website and for National Journal Magazine.

In 2013, Emily spent two months in Berlin as one of 10 American and Canadian journalists selected for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. While there, she covered the German federal elections for Spiegel International and Politico.

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 history of Jane Austen’s novels in 1830s Philadelphia.

You can contact her at erschult [at] gmail [dot] com.