The Politico has hired Lisa Lerer to cover lobbying. She currently works for Forbes.com in New York and, prior to that, worked for American Lawyer. In 2004, she graduated from Columbia Journalism School, and in 2001, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2001, she worked for the Hotline and she worked as an editor at NationalJournal.com from 2002 to 2003, when she left for Columbia.