Jennifer Liberto has joined CNNMoney.com as a senior writer in Washington, D.C. Liberto will report on how the government is responding to the financial crisis as it continues to dole out billions in bailout money. Liberto joins CNNMoney.com from the St. Petersburg Times where she was a state capitol correspondent in Tallahassee.

A New Orleans native, and graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Liberto has written for Salon.com, Self and previously worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.