Idrees Kahloon Biography

Idrees Kahloon is a journalist who has been making waves in the media industry for his insightful and data-driven coverage of American politics and policy. He is currently the Washington bureau chief for The Economist, one of the most prestigious and influential publications in the world. He leads a team of reporters and editors who cover the White House, Congress, national politics, as well as social and economic issues affecting the United States.

Idrees Kahloon Early Life

Idrees Kahloon was born in 1994 in Lexington, Kentucky, to Pakistani immigrants who worked as physicians. He grew up in a family that valued education and developed a passion for mathematics and journalism.

He attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where he excelled academically and was involved in various extracurricular activities, such as the debate team, the chess club, and the school newspaper. Kahloon’s career began when he enrolled at Harvard University in 2012, where he majored in applied mathematics and economics.


Idress Kahloon was heavily involved in journalism during his time at Harvard, where he tackled sensitive topics like campus sexual assault and academic dishonesty. He graduated with honors in 2016 and moved to London to work for The Economist as a data journalist. There, he focused on election models and quantitative stories.

He later shifted to Washington, DC, covering US policies and social issues. In 2020, he intensified his coverage of national politics, particularly the presidential election. He landed interviews with notable figures like Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren.

By 2022, he rose to become the youngest Washington bureau chief in The Economist’s history, overseeing a team of 12 journalists. Kahloon’s work has been widely praised and recognized by his peers and the public.

He has won several awards, such as the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the Gerald Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism, and the George Polk Award for Political Reporting. He has also been named as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, and one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40.

Kahloon’s work has also appeared in other publications, such as Harvard Magazine and The New Yorker. He has been invited to speak to various media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News, NPR, and BBC. He is also a frequent guest on The Economist’s podcasts, as well as other podcasts, such as “The Ezra Klein Show” and “The Weeds”.

Idrees Kahloon Biography

Real Name Idrees Kahloon
Birth Date 1994 
Age (as of 2024) 30 Years
Birth Place Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Profession Washington Bureau Chief
College Harvard University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds – 167 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Alice Fulwood

Personal Life

Idrees Kahloon is married to Sarah Khan, a fellow journalist, and Harvard alumna, who works as a senior editor at The Atlantic. The couple met at The Harvard Crimson, where they both wrote for the newspaper. They got married in 2019 and live in Washington, DC, with their cat, Luna.

Idrees Kahloon Net Worth

Idrees Kahloon has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of 2023. His wealth comes from his successful journalism career, book sales, and endorsements. He is also involved in various charitable causes and organizations, such as No Kid Hungry, San Diego Food Bank, and Feeding San Diego. Kahloon has a strong social media presence. He is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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