Learn how a journalism entrepreneur Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer is leading the mission of The Pavlovic Today and shaping the future of independent journalism.

Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer, Founder of the Pavlovic Today and White House Correspondent

Message from Ksenija

I ventured into Pavlovic Today upon realizing that the forum on domestic and global politics run by people who are actually experts in their fields was missing. I also wanted to give a voice to young people and to my students at Yale University.

Youth are a very important part of the future of this country and they have strong opinions and fresh ideas about the political leadership and the role the U.S. should play in the world. These young people deeply care about issues, they are full of ideals and I wanted to give them an equal role in public discourse.

Corporate media dominates the U.S. media landscape and while in Hollywood you have the independent film scene that is equally important as the big productions, that trend is missing in journalism.I realized that there was no indie media in the press corps. That’s where The Pavlovic Today comes in.

Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer, White House Correspondent, Founder of The Pavlovic Today

We cover the White House and the State Department and provide perspective on the topics that need a second look, or are underreported.

Political journalism

Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer is a White House Correspondent currently covering the Biden administration. She is a  journalism entrepreneur, published author, political scientist, and an uncompromising advocate for the freedom of the press.

Pavlovic Mcateer is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The PavlovicToday, an independent American news outlet with a critical presence in the White House Press Corps and regularly covers and provides analysis on all major news-events, press briefings, presidential press conferences, and visits by heads of states. Pavlovic frequently provides on-air political commentary for Talk Radio, BBC and Sky News in the UK. 

Press freedoms 

Pavlovic made international headlines and was hailed as a hero by the American public for breaking the White House’s camera ban by streaming the press briefing via the Periscope app.

In 2018,  Pavlovic has been awarded a Poynter Fellowship in Journalism for her talk at Yale University: The State of Free Press in Trump’s America.

In 2019, in a federal lawsuit Karem v Trump, Ksenija Pavlovic, Sam Donaldson, Todd J. Gillman, Andrew Feinberg, Johanatah Karl, filed affidavits in support of the legal case led by Ted Boutrous to reinstate Brian Karem’s White House press pass. 


Ksenija Pavlovic McaAteer speaks at Yale University

Poetry Project

The Birthday Player is a poetry movie based on a poem by Ksenija Pavlovic out of the collection Fancy Terrible Dairies she wrote while she was part of the Yale Poetry Group in the lit department led by Dr. David Bromwitch and Dr. Leslie Brisman. The Birthday Player was then selected for the poetry project led by John Ebersole that publishes the best poets of today from Geoffrey G. O’Brien to James Franco.  

I am interested in searching for new forms of storytelling and turning poetry into movies. In my creative process, I take emotion as a point of departure. I consider a poem to be an “emotion in a frame”.

The Birthday Player is sort of self-inscription: autobiographical in intent and documentary in form. The kind of poetry I am doing is “Autobiographical Fiction“.

Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer

Veterans in Residence

In 2018, as the only U.S. military spouse in the D.C. cohort, Pavlovic was selected to take part with her media venture The Pavlovic Today in an entrepreneurial We Work, Veterans in Residence program.

Global advocacy 

Pavlovic served as a Managing Editor of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, a partner of the World Bank, where she assisted tennis great Novak Djokovic’s calls for global action in ending inequality in Early Childhood Education. 

International journalism 

Pavlovic conducted interviews with celebrities and global leaders such as Arianna Huffington, Steve Forbes, Sir Richard Branson, Novak Djokovic Karlie Kloss, Marion Cotillard, Elisabeth Moss, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Tiffany Shlain, Martin Amis, Lars Von Trier, Monica Bellucci, Abel Ferrara, Adolfo Dominguez, Rade Serbedzija, Michel Franco, Ema Suarez, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Claudia Cardinale, among many others.

In her international journalism career, she has provided political commentary for BBC NewsnightSky TV, DW, NTN24and has been featured in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Hill, CBCGrazia, The Independent, The Yale Globalist, Lisa Wexler Show, She Files,  among several other internationally acclaimed media.

Pavlovic work has been published in The Independent, Spectator Magazine, The Yale Herald, and she reported from the Balkans, London, and Madrid, serving as a Special Foreign Correspondent for the leading national outlets in Serbia such as Jefimija Magazine, Duga, Press Novine, Nedeljnik, The Original, etc.

Growing up in a dictatorship, Pavlovic became aware early on of what it means to be limited in freedom of expression, with no movement in travel across borders. After the fall of Milosevic, she conducted a series of exclusive interviews with the members of the first democratically-elected Serbian government including a former president of Serbia, Boris Tadic. 


Ksenija Pavlovic has teaching experience in International Affairs, Politics, and Security from Yale University at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She served as a Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center as well as the fellow of the prestigious Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy from International Security Studies at Yale University, and the Roger Hertog fellowship in Religious Violence at Columbia University.

As a Teaching Fellow at Yale University, she taught  “The Hero in the Ancient Near East” and a graduate course about American Christianity at the Yale Divinity School. Pavlovic also assisted the production of an online version of Ian Shapiro’s Moral Foundations of Politics course at Yale, which is now available on Coursera.

Pavlovic holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She also studied at a doctoral level at the University Complutense in Madrid and Yale University. She speaks English, Spanish, Serbian, and Croatian.