on Elving is the senior Washington editor for NPR News, where he directs coverage of the capitol and of national politics. He was previously the political editor for USA Today and for Congressional Quarterly.
Elving's articles have also been published by The Washington Post, the Brookings Institution, Columbia Journalism Review, Media Studies Journal, and the American Political Science Association.
His book, Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1995 and is now a Touchstone paperback.
Elving has taught as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University and in the School of Communication at American University.
He came to Washington in 1984 as a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association and worked for two years as a staff member in the House and Senate. Previously he had been a reporter and state capital bureau chief for The Milwaukee Journal.
He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and master's degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of California - Berkeley.