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Robert Costa

Robert Costa is an American Journalist and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Robert Costa is currently employed as a national political reporter at The Washington Post and covers the White House, Congress, and campaigns.

Early Life

Born on October 14, 1985, Robert is the son of Thomas and Anne-Dillon Costa. Thomas served as an attorney for the pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.

He was born in Richmond Virginia but later moved to Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he grew up with his three siblings. He is 36 years old.

Robert Costa

Caption: Robert clicks a photo while meeting Sloane, his second niece for the first time
Source: Instagram


He attended Pennsbury High School where he graduated in 2004. During high school, he stood out for bringing rock musicians such as John Mayer, Eve 6, and Maroon 5 to perform at the school.

Moreover, he also reported on local and professional sports for PHS-TV, the student television station.

After high school, Costa moved to Indiana to study American studies at the University of Notre Dame. Here he produced and hosted an interview program for ND-TV called Office Hours.

In 2008, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Subsequently, he joined the University of Cambridge and earned a master’s degree in politics in 2009. While at Cambridge, Costa was an active member of The Cambridge Union debating society.

Robert Costa – Net Worth 2023

Costa has become one of the finest political journalists at the age of 35. Working with the nation’s top news post, Costa stands at a net worth of $85K.

However, he has not revealed his salary. He for sure is making a generous sum of money every month which gradually adds up to his net worth.

Relationship Status

Robert is very professional and does not often talk about his personal life. He has not mentioned anything about his love relationships until now. Most likely he is single and is more focused on his career development.

Robert Costa

Caption: Robert with his sister Ellen attends a friend’s wedding in Virginia
Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Right after graduation, Robert started his professional journey at ‘The Wall Street Journal.’ In the same year, he also worked for the conservative magazine National Review.

Two years later in 2012, he was promoted to the position of Washington editor for the National Review. Meanwhile, he also contributed to CNBC, appearing on The Kudlow Report, and MSNBC.

Costa was great at his work. However, he got major recognition for reporting on the Republican party in Congress during the 2013 United States federal government shutdown.

Back then, The New Republic named him “the most important reporter in the country over the past few weeks”.

Similarly, Slate writer David Weigel called him “omnipresent.” and New York magazine called him “the golden boy of the government shutdown.”

Later in November of 2013, Costa resigned from National Review to join The Washington Post. His job at the post office began in January 2014.

While working with the Washington Post, Costa also became the political analyst for both NBC and MSNBC in December 2015. He has a deep understanding of national political events.

He has even interviewed Trump on multiple occasions. Consequently, he was named “Trump Whisperer” by Politico.

In April 2017, after the demise of long-running moderator Gwen Ifill, Costa filled up the spot as the permanent moderator of the long-running Washington Week newsmagazine program on PBS

Robert Costa – Body Measurements

34-year-old reporter Costa is a fine-looking man. Robert mostly dresses formally which makes him look like a gentleman. He has a fair skin tone with dark brown hair.

Similarly, he has a healthy body figure and an average height. However, his exact body measurements are unavailable.

Robert Costa

Caption: Robert enjoying a party with his brother Tim
Source: Ceislermedia

Robert Costa – Social Media

Talking about costa’s internet presence, he is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has over 600k followers on Twitter and 8k followers on Instagram.

He mostly used the profiles to share his professional endeavors. However, he also posts photos with his family, especially his beloved nieces. The photos reveal his special bond with his family.