Caitlin Gibson

Caitlin Gibson covers Loudoun County for The Washington Post. A native of the Washington area, Caitlin came to The Post in 2005 and contributed essays, columns, blog posts, and feature stories to the newspaper and WP Magazine before joining the local news staff in 2010. Caitlin was a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in local reporting for a series about a teenage heroin ring in Fairfax County. She was awarded first place in feature writing by the 2011 Virginia Press Association news contest for a WP Magazine story about Nichols Hardware, a Loudoun landmark transformed by family tragedy.

Latest by Caitlin Gibson

Loudoun’s small community schools saved, for now

The school board rejected their closure, and also decided to save bus service to Thomas Jefferson High.

Supporters of small Loudoun schools rally to keep them open

Hundreds appeal to School Board to save four western Loudoun County schools from being closed.

Loudoun authorities warn of LSD-like drug

Three teens recently hospitalized; drug can cause violent behavior, disorientation, seizures and death.

Hatrick’s warning, criticism heightens budget tensions

Outgoing Loudoun superintendent’s comments reignite debate over school funding needs.