Jim Puzzanghera is a reporter in the Globe's Washington Bureau, focusing on the national economy. He spent two years as bureau chief, directing coverage of the 2020 presidential election and overseeing the Back to the Battleground series that won the 2020 Toner Prize for Excellence in National Political Reporting. He's worked as a journalist in the nation’s capital since 1998 and is a two-time National Press Club award winner for Washington reporting. Before arriving at the Globe in 2019, Puzzanghera covered business and economic issues from the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau. A native of Melrose, Mass., his career began in New England at the New Haven Register in Connecticut.