Tom LoBianco is a reporter for CNN Politics covering the 2016 races and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence. He is also a member of CNN's Reality Check team, analyzing candidate statements in debates and on the trail. An award-winning reporter with a deep portfolio covering both state and federal governments, his investigative work has resulted in resignations, investigations and other reforms.
LoBianco joins CNN from The Indianapolis Star, where he worked as a political analyst. While there, he uncovered plans by Indiana Governor Mike Pence's administration to start a state-run news service called "JustIN," which was later dismantled as a result of the reporting. Prior to his time at The Star, he spent four years covering Indiana politics for The Associated Press, including the 2012 U.S. Senate race between Richard Lugar, Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly.
LoBianco's work led to the resignation of former education reform star Tony Bennett, an understudy to Jeb Bush and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Another investigation led to the resignation of Indiana's House Speaker pro tempore and sweeping ethics reforms inside the Statehouse. LoBianco also previously covered former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley for the AP, The Washington Times and other outlets.
A Baltimore-area native, he received his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master's in political science from Northeastern University.