Tal Kopan is the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief for The Boston Globe. She joined the newsroom in 2022 from The San Francisco Chronicle, where she spent four years covering Washington and national politics as the paper's Washington Correspondent. Previously, she covered D.C. politics, immigration policy, justice and national security, cybersecurity and other hot-button issues for CNN Politics and Politico. Kopan started her journalism career in Chicago newsrooms, where she supported local coverage on a variety of fronts, including politics, crime, sports and weather.
Her work has earned multiple awards and recognition, including winning the prestigious George Polk Award with Chronicle colleagues for coverage of a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier and winning a Webby Award with colleagues for a documentary podcast series on the life and career of Vice President Kamala Harris. Kopan has received other recognition from the California News Publishers Association, Atlanta Press Club, National Press Foundation, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Kopan graduated with honors from the University of Chicago.