Maria Recio has covered Washington for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1987 and recently added The (Biloxi, Miss.) Sun Herald to her portfolio. She was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 2004 and won Honorable Mention as SPJ's 2003 Best Washington Correspondent. Before joining the Star-Telegram, she worked at Business Week magazine, where she met her husband. She's a graduate of Georgetown University.