Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
For millions of Americans watching White House press briefings from the comfort of their homes, everything seems normal. For majority of reporters in the James S. Brady press briefing room, however, it’s a place where marginalization is the rule, not the exception, with majority of the questions going to the same reporters and news outlets while others are ignored for weeks and months.
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