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Lynn Sweet biography

Updated: September 27, 2012 8:35AM

Lynn Sweet is the Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief. She writes a column, a blog and files on Twitter. Find and follow her at and @lynnsweet. Sweet is a regular guest on television and radio news shows.

A Chicago native, Sweet earned a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley after attending the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

She was a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in the Kennedy School of Government in the spring of 2004. Sweet was inducted into Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007. Washingtonian Magazine named Sweet one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists” in 2009. She was a columnist at AOL’s Politics Daily.

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