Ian Kullgren is a reporter for Bloomberg Law in Washington, D.C., where he covers the U.S. workforce and federal economic policy.
Before joining Bloomberg in May 2020, Ian was a reporter for POLITICO, where he covered national employment and immigration policy under the Trump administration.
At the Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, he was part of a team of reporters that covered a 41-day standoff with armed militants at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, earning the Associated Press Media Editors grand prize for news reporting in 2017. His actual beat was politics, though, and he spent most his time at the state capitol covering the governor and state lawmakers.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he ditched most of his classes to work on The State News, the student newspaper. Before graduating from college in 2015, Ian was an intern at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington and covered Ohio politics for The Columbus Dispatch, where he did an in-depth project on a surge deaths from Mexican black tar heroin.
He’s a big fan of mountains, for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.