Toby Eckert joined the Center as Senior State Fiscal Policy Editor in 2011. His primary focus is working with groups in the State Priorities Partnership. Before that, he was a senior editor at Congressional Quarterly.
He began his career in Illinois, at the Peoria Journal Star, covering state government and politics in the paper’s Springfield bureau. From 1997 to 2007, he was a reporter and editor in the Washington bureau of the Copley newspaper chain, focusing on regional and national issues for the San Diego Union-Tribune and other newspapers in California, Illinois and Ohio.
Toby has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University and a master’s in writing from Johns Hopkins University.