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Astead Herndon

National Political Reporter for The New York Times
Herndon began as a national political reporter for The New York Times in 2018. Previously, he worked at The Boston Globe as a Washington-based political reporter, where he covered Donald Trump’s presidency. Herndon also served as a city hall reporter and as a general assignment reporter at the Globe, where he reported on topics from food at the state fair to alleged real estate fraud in Boston.