Mary is the deputy editor for E&E Daily. She joined E&E News in 2017. Previously, she worked as a senior news editor for U.S. News & World Report. She also served as the D.C. correspondent for the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina, spending much of 2004 on the presidential campaign trail. She co-authored "The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Government" and won several Society of Professional Journalists awards for reporting on a devastating tornado in La Plata, Md. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Providence College and her master's in newspaper journalism from Syracuse University.