St. Andrew’s Recognizes Rucker as Distinguished Alumni
St. Andrew’s presented the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award to Philip Rucker during the school’s recent homecoming festivities. Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, leading its team chronicling Donald Trump’s presidency.
Rucker previously served as National Political Correspondent, traveling the country to anchor The Post’s coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. He has also served as White House Correspondent, chronicling President Obama’s second term, and as Congressional Correspondent, covering the Republican Party’s rise to power and the emergence of the tea party.
Rucker has worked at The Post since 2005 and has covered an array of beats, including suburban news and Maryland state politics, as well as philanthropy and non-profits. Rucker and a team of Post reporters were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.
Rucker graduated as Valedictorian from St. Andrew’s School in 2002 and from Yale University in 2006 with a degree in History. While attending Yale, he worked as a reporter and editor of the school’s daily newspaper.