Matthew Jaffe is a political correspondent for ABC News and Univision covering the 2012 presidential elections. Based out of Chicago, Jaffe travels across the country reporting on the latest campaign developments for both networks.
Prior to his current assignment, Jaffe worked out of ABC News’ Washington bureau as a digital reporter assigned to the U.S. Senate from 2010-2011. He also covered financial news from 2009-2010, focusing on the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the SEC, and the FDIC. In 2008, Jaffe served as ABC’s digital reporter embedded with the vice-presidential campaign of Joe Biden.
During his time at ABC News, Jaffe has also covered numerousbreaking news stories from Michael Jackson’s death in Los Angeles to the Rod Blagojevich scandal in Illinois. A native of Haverford, Pa., Jaffe graduated from Georgetown University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Italian. He has studied Spanish in Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica and taught the language for three years in Virginia and Texas. When he was studying in Spain he lived in Madrid, just down the street from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, a pleasantsurprise that turned him into an avid Real Madrid fan - and to this day he rarely misses any of their games. When he’s not watching soccer or coveringpolitics, Jaffe can be found cooking Spanish food at home, running along theChicago lakefront, and dreaming about his favorite city, San Sebastián.
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