Margaret Carlson is a Bloomberg View columnist. A former White House correspondent for TIME, she was also TIME's first female columnist. She appeared on CNN's Capital Gang for 15 years. A Bloomberg political columnist since 2005, Carlson has won two National Headliner Awards as well as the Belva Ann Lockwood alumni award from George Washington University Law School. She serves on the boards of the German Marshall Fund and the Newseum. A former editor at the New Republic, Carlson has been a fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, a Poynter Fellow at Yale University and a journalist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame. She earned her bachelor's degree from Penn State University and a law degree from George Washington University Law School.