Tamar Hallerman is an award-winning senior reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She writes in-depth stories about how government action - or lack of it - impacts Georgians' lives, from maternal deaths to water rights. She moved to Atlanta in Dec. 2019 after four years as the paper's Washington correspondent and nearly a decade covering Capitol Hill. For the AJC, Hallerman chronicled how President Donald Trump's norm-shattering rise impacted Georgia's congressional delegation, as well as House and Senate campaigns and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Hallerman previously covered government spending for CQ Roll Call, energy policy for a trade publication and Congress for various public radio stations. She attended American University in Washington, D.C. and is a native of Blacksburg, Va.