Statehouse bureau chief, The Plain Dealer
Robert Higgs is the Columbus bureau chief for (Cleveland) The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper. He joined the newspaper in 1995 and has held a variety of editing positions, both with the paper's print staff and its online operation. Prior to becoming bureau chief, he was the editor of PolitiFact Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Akron.