• Dan Merica is a CNN Political Reporter based in Washington, D.C., covering the 2018 midterm elections and the Trump administration.

    Since joining the network in 2011, Merica has reported extensively on President Trump's first year in office, including his effort to pass tax reform, his attempts to remake the federal government and his international trips to Europe and Asia. Before covering the White House, Merica covered Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Merica began covering Clinton in 2014 and reported on the historic fight for the Democratic nomination.

    Before covering Clinton, Merica covered religion for CNN and wrote extensively about issues of faith and politics, including the rise of nonbelievers in the United States and the intersection of faith in the 2012 presidential campaign.

    Merica is a proud Nevadan and graduated from Bentley University with a degree in global studies and American University with a master's in journalism and public affairs. He currently lives in Washington with his fiancé and enjoys Washington Nationals baseball and just about anything that gets him outdoors.