Yvonne covers national politics with an emphasis on the U.S. Senate and Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and mark Kelly. She also writes about Arizona's changing electorate, the state's political parties and the intersection of politics and policy. She is co-host of The Gaggle, The Republic's weekly political podcast. She was born in Acapulco, Mexico, grew up in Emmett, Idaho, and moved to Phoenix in 2001. She previously covered Gov. Doug Ducey, former Gov. Jan Brewer, state politics, Maricopa County politics and government, Latino Affairs, and Phoenix neighborhoods. Yvonne lives in north-central Phoenix with her three children and husband.