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 hurricane recovery. She moved to Atlanta in Dec. 2019 after four years as the AJC's Washington correspondent. On Capitol Hill, Hallerman chronicled how President Donald Trump's norm-shattering rise impacted Georgia's congressional delegation. She also covered House and Senate campaigns, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the state's protracted legal battle over water rights. Hallerman previously wrote about 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.