Larry Margasak retired in February 2013 after 47 years as an Associated Press reporter, mostly in Washington, where he covered Congress and served on the AP's investigative team. On Capitol Hill, Margasak specialized in cases in which House and Senate committees investigated ethical wrongdoing by members of Congress. He was on the team that covered the investigation into President Bill Clinton's relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent impeachment proceedings. Before his assignment to Congress in 1983, Margasak covered federal courts, including the trial of would-be presidential assassin John W. Hinckley Jr. Prior to joining the Washington bureau, Margasak covered the Pennsylvania legislature for the AP in Harrisburg, the state capital.