Alison Fitzgerald, a Bloomberg News reporter, writes about the convergence of government and economics in Washington DC. Fitzgerald, a graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, has been with Bloomberg news since 2000, covering the U.S auto industry, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, economics and tax policy. Fitzgerald started her career at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporter covering the New Jersey suburbs and criminal courts. She then moved to The Palm Beach Post where she wrote about coastal development, migrant workers and county government. She spent three years as a reporter and editor at the Associated Press, covering courts and government in Boston and working as editor on the international desk. Fitzgerald and her husband, Drew Kodjak, have three children and live in Takoma Park, Maryland.