Learn how a female media entrepreneur, Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer is leading the charge in shaping the future of independent journalism in Washington DC.

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

A female media entrepreneur, Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer has built The Pavlovic Today from the ground up, filling the gap in the media landscape for critical and independent news reporting in the Washington press corps.

Her unwavering commitment to journalistic integrity has earned her international recognition. Pavlovic McAteer made international headlines and was hailed as a hero by the American public for breaking the White House’s off 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.

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Ksenija Pavlovic McaAteer speaks at Yale University

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

With her groundbreaking work in the field of independent political journalism, Pavlovic McAteer has become a trailblazer in the industry.

She 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 McAteer frequently provides on-air political commentary for Talk Radio, BBC and Sky News in the UK. 

With the dominance of corporate media and the absence of independent media in the White House press corps, Pavlovic Mcateer saw the need to provide a critical perspective on topics that are underreported or need a second look.

As a political journalist, Pavlovic Mcateer covers the White House, the State Department and the Hill, providing independent analysis and insight into major news events, press briefings, presidential press conferences, and visits by heads of states.

Message from Ksenija

I ventured into The 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 US 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 US 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

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, NTN24among others.

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 the Balkans.

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. 

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. 


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.

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