Luiza Ch. Savage is executive director for editorial initiatives at POLITICO, a global news organization focused on politics and policy. She is responsible for building journalism that connects the dots between capitals of influence and oversees new franchises such as Global Translations and China Watcher. She created POLITICO Canada to deliver political reporting from Ottawa and established a policy intelligence subscription service for Canadian policy professionals. She also oversees POLITICO’s audio, video, and live journalism platforms. Luiza hosts the Global Translations podcast which unpacks big global challenges in trade, technology, climate, and critical resources. She is a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center.
Based in Washington, DC, since 2003, Luiza spent a decade as the U.S. correspondent for Maclean’s magazine, covering American politics and Canada-U.S. relations. She hosted and produced two documentaries for Canada’s CPAC TV: “Pipeline Politics,” about the Keystone XL pipeline saga, and “The Billionaire and the Bridge,” about the diplomatic battle to rebuild a key North American trade crossing. She has been a reporter for The New York Sun, The National Post, and The Ottawa Citizen, and a frequent commentator for Canadian TV and radio.
Luiza was born in Poland and grew up in Calgary and Ottawa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree from Yale Law School, where she was a Knight Foundation Journalism Fellow. She lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband, Charlie Savage, a Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and their two sons.