I've been meaning to link to this for a while. CNN's Dylan Byers wrote a terrific profile of Maggie Haberman, the NYT's White House correspondent. I follow her on Twitter and she's wonderful. If you aren't already following her, I highly suggest doing so.
There may be no reporter Trump respects, and fears, more than Haberman. He may bash and beat up on the Times, and her, but he inevitably returns to her to share his thinking and participate in interviews. He does so because, in addition to having known her for so long, he knows that she matters, that she will not treat him with kid gloves but not be unfair either, that she commands the respect of the political communities in both Washington and New York.
"I think he respects her diligence, her fairness, her intelligence and the investment she's put into the relationship," said Michael Barbaro, a colleague of Haberman's at the Times.