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Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman is an American senior journalist lives in Washington, D.C. Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-writer of POLITICO's Playbook. [1] [2] [3]


Jake Sherman graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. He went on to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism receiving an M.S. in Journalism. [1] [2]


Since 2009, Jake Sherman has chronicled all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill, and has also traveled the country to cover the battle for control of Congress. Prior to working at Politico, Sherman worked in the Washington bureaus of the Wall Street Journal , Newsweek , and the Minneapolis Star Tribune . [1] [2]

Jake Sherman also interned on the metro desk of The Journal News and, during high school, worked on the sports desk of the Stamford Advocate. [1] [2]

On October 6, 2020, Sherman announced will leave Politico Playbook at the end of the year. He wrote on Twitter:

SOME PERSONAL NEWS.... @apalmerdc and I are leaving Politico and Playbook at the end of the year.

An amazing 11-year run.

Loved being your first read every A.M.....

Onto something new.

Details very soon....

Stay in touch w us here https://form.jotform.com/202743713540146[20]

Sherman worked for Politico for 11 years and said:

“I’ve been here since the way beginning, when we were only a small group of people in the corner of the WJLA news room in 2009.

I’m 34 years old and I’ve been at one place practically my entire career, so it just felt natural.”[20]

Twitter Suspension

In October 2020, Jake Sherman said Twitter suspended his account after he shared the New York Post report on Hunter Biden. Sherman was among several journalists who shared the Post's report about the emails obtained from a laptop that allegedly belonged to the son of Democratic nominee Joe Biden but also raised serious questions about how the apparent revelations came to be. Sherman wrote with a screenshot from an email he received explaining his account was locked for "violating our rules against distribution of hacked material":

"I tweeted a link to the NYP story right after it dropped yesterday morning.

I immediately reached out to the Biden campaign to see if they had any answer.

I wish i had given the story a closer read before tweeting it.

@twitter suspended me"[19]

He continued:

"My goal was not to spread [information].

my goal was to raise questions about the story -- as i did in subsequent tweets -- and see how the biden campaign was going to respond.

They later did respond."


In a third tweet, he said he deleted his original tweet, which appears to help lift his suspension from the platform.[19]

Sherman wasn't the only one who was punished by Twitter for sharing the report. The New York Post, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck all faced similar suspensions for sharing the article in violation of Twitter's policies against spreading hacked materials.[19]

Personal Life

Sherman is a son of Stephanie L. Sherman and Robert I. Sherman of Stamford, Connecticut. His mother is a nursery-school teacher at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Connecticut. His father is the Chief operating officer of Shenkman Capital Management, an asset management firm in Stamford.[17]

Jake Sherman married Irene Beren Jefferson in February 2015, at the The Ritz-Carlton in Washington. Rabbi David J. Saiger, the bride’s brother-in-law, officiated.[17]

Sherman's wife is an associate in the government affairs practice of the Washington law firm DLA Piper. She graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College and received a law degree from Georgetown University. From July 2008 to March 2010, she served as a scheduler and the executive assistant in Washington for Jane Harman, a former Democratic congresswoman from California. [17]

She is a daughter of Nancy T. Beren and Dr. Larry S. Jefferson of Houston.

Her father is a pediatric pulmonologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Her mother retired as a special assistant at the Houston mayor’s office of communications.[17]


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