Errin Haines is a founding member and editor at large at The 19th, a new, nonprofit newsroom focused on the intersection of women, politics and policy. Prior to joining and launching The 19th in January 2020, Errin was The Associated Press’ national writer on race and ethnicity, primarily covering race, politics and culture in America.
Errin’s insight into the black electorate has driven a conversation about the role of black organizers and voters during the primary and helped her see the role of black voters as the key to Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s swift path to the nomination. At The 19th, she has stressed the role of women as the majority of the electorate -- particularly important in the centennial year of the 19th Amendment, for which her newsroom is named -- and consistently framed voter issues through a gender lens. Errin’s reporting during the 2020 cycle led to multiple sit-downs with several presidential candidates and vice presidential contenders, including Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice.