National Political Reporter, Axios
Jonathan Swan currently serves as a national political reporter for Axios, the media company launched by Politico founders Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei. Swan covers the Trump presidency and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
In 2016, Politico named Swan one of its “16 breakout media stars” of the U.S. presidential campaign. The article described Swan as one of the few reporters singled out for attention by officials from both Republican and Democratic sides.
Before moving to the United States from his native Australia, Swan was a national political reporter based in Canberra for Fairfax Media and a political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2014, he became the youngest panelist on Australia’s most popular political program, Insiders, and was presented with the Wallace Brown Award for most outstanding young journalist.
Swan was also selected to represent Australia for the prestigious American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship. It involved moving to the U.S. for a yearlong fellowship, during which he served on a congressional staff before returning to political journalism in 2015. Swan joined The Hill, a Washington-based political newspaper, as part of their campaign team, later that year.