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Journalist and Editorial Writer at The Star Tribune
Patricia Lopez joined the Star Tribune editorial board in 2016 and writes about national and state politics, including Congress, tax policy, budgets, immigration, guns, criminal justice, trade, elections and other issues. Lopez was the political editor from 2009 to 2016, directing coverage for the Star Tribune’s Washington, D.C. and State Capitol bureaus, including the Legislature, the Minnesota congressional delegation and elections. Previously she was the Star Tribune’s chief political writer, covering state government, budget and tax policy and U.S. Senate and gubernatorial elections.
Lopez can be heard frequently offering political analysis on the Playing Politics podcast, a joint venture between the Star Tribune Editorial Board and WCCO-AM. Lopez previously worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Roanoke Times, Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times.