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

Both sides claim victory in latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act

Both sides claim victory in latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act

Though both sides said they thought the arguments before the court had gone well, lawyers supporting the Obama administration seemed a bit more confident.

Obamacare supporters take an organizational lead as Supreme Court case begins

Obamacare supporters take an organizational lead as Supreme Court case begins

Several hundred supporters of the law rallied outside the court.

Internal audit slams DHS for canceling technology to fight bio-threats

Internal audit slams DHS for canceling technology to fight bio-threats

A Silicon Valley start-up was poised to produce a breakthrough device that could test microorganisms.

Effects of DHS shutdown might not be obvious to public but could run deep

Effects of DHS shutdown might not be obvious to public but could run deep

Morale and management — already problems at the department — could suffer.