Lynn Sweet

  • Spring 2004

LYNN SWEET has covered politics from Chicago's street brawls to the White House. Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times and writes a column for the paper. She reports most of the time on government and politics. Sweet joined the Sun-Times in 1976 and has been in the Washington bureau for more than ten years. Before moving to Washington, Sweet was the political writer for the paper. In 2002, as the violence between Israelis and Palestinians was deepening, she was sent to the region to cover the conflict. In 1995, Sweet broke the story on the perks the Clinton White House offered majored donors. In 1990, Sweet was one of the first journalists to analyze political ads for accuracy.

Sweet has a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley after attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Sweet also writes a column for The Hill, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill. On the broadcast side, Sweet is a frequent guest on a variety of political shows and was an analysis on U.S. affairs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A Chicago native, Sweet lives in Washington.