David Baumann

Political Journalist


M.A., Journalism, Indiana University

B.A., Political Science, George Washington University



David Baumann is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on the U.S. government. He is a professional journalist with more than 25 years of experience writing and editing stories about politics, policies, and elections.

David is currently a Washington correspondent and columnist for the Credit Union Times. He has worked for numerous publications over his two-and-a-half-decade career. This included a role as the managing editor of Main Justice, a former news website that covered politics, policy, and the law. He also worked as an editor at Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, a widely read magazine inside the D.C. Beltway, for more than two years before it merged with Roll Call. Prior to that, David spent more than 14 years at the National Journal Group, where he covered Congress and the federal budget for National Journal Magazine and served as a senior reporter at CongressDaily, a twice-a-day publication. During this time, he appeared numerous times on C-SPAN.

David began his Washington career as a reporter for Education Daily, a publication that covered federal education policy. And he spent almost eight years as a reporter and senior reporter at The Republic, a daily newspaper in Columbus, Indiana.


David earned his B.A. in political science from The George Washington University and his M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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