Jerry Markon
Reporter

  Jerry Markon is a political accountability reporter for the Post’s National Desk, focusing on short-term investigative stories about lobbying and Congress. Before that, he wrote accountability/investigative stories about the 2012 presidential candidates and served as one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Jerry spent nine years covering the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. and the Justice Department, writing about major national security cases and other law enforcement and legal topics. He has also covered the U.S. Supreme Court, anchored the Post’s blog on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and chronicled the war-crimes trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Markon came to the Post in early 2003 from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the federal courthouse in Manhattan. He has also worked for Newsday, the Associated Press and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Markon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.

 

Latest by Jerry Markon

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Administration officials initially saw the influx of unaccompanied children as a “local problem,” one expert says.

Nearly 50,000 felons ruled eligible
to have drug sentences reduced

Nearly 50,000 felons ruled eligible<br>to have drug sentences reduced

About half of federal inmates could apply to cut an average of two years off their imprisonment.

Congress poised to slash funding for new DHS headquarters

Congress poised to slash funding for new DHS headquarters

Construction of the headquarters complex is already more than a decade behind schedule.

Supreme Court deals blow to public employee unions

Supreme Court deals blow to public employee unions

The divided justices ruled that home health-care workers cannot be required to pay union fees.