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Main phone numbers: 202.334.6000 or 800.627.1150.

Address: The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20071

How do I contact Washington Post writers or editors?

Clicking the byline of any piece on will take you to that writer’s archive page, where you should see an e-mail link.

To reach a Post senior editor, you can use the links below:

Martin Baron, executive editor
Kevin Merida, managing editor

To reach a particular news department, you can use the e-mails and phone numbers at the bottom of this post.

How do I pass along a news tip?

If it's a local breaking news story, send an e-mail to or call the local news desk at 202.334.7300. (For fires, robberies, accidents involving injuries, etc., please call the proper authorities first.) If the story is not a breaking news story, use the relevant e-mail address or phone number at the bottom of this post and describe your story in detail.

How do I send a news release?

News releases should be e-mailed to the appropriate department listed below. Please include the full name and address of your organization; the name, phone number and e-mail address for the person to contact for more information; today’s date and the date the story may be printed. And please be prepared to provide additional information if a reporter calls.

Local: or 202.334.7300

National: or 202.334.7410

Business: or 202.334.7320

Sports: or 202.334.7350 

Foreign: or 202.334.7400

Lifestyle: or 202.334.7535 

Obituaries: or 202.334.7389 

Books: or 202.334.7882

Food: or 202.334.7575

Health: or 202.334.5031

Travel: or 202.334.7750

Photo/video: 202.334.7380

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