Janet is a political reporter for The Wall Street Journal at the Washington bureau. From 1995 to 2010 she covered Congress and national politics for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was senior writer at Congressional Quarterly for 12 years. From 1979 to 1983 she was assistant editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education. In 1993, she was awarded the John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists and the Everett Dirksen Award for her distinguished reporting on Congress. In 2002, she won the American Political Science Association’s annual award for political reporting. Her freelance articles and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and the Washington Monthly. She has also made television appearances on PBS’ "Washington Week" and C-SPAN and been a guest on NPR.