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

From victims’ families, forgiveness for accused Charleston gunman Dylann Roof

From victims’ families, forgiveness for accused Charleston gunman Dylann Roof

Gov. Nikki Haley called for the death penalty, while President Obama urged the nation to confront gun violence.

For accused killer Dylann Roof, a life that had quietly drifted off track

For accused killer Dylann Roof, a life that had quietly drifted off track

He wasn’t raised “to be like this,” an uncle said of the 21-year-old arrested in the South Carolina church shootings.

A silver lining in Crystal City: Homeland Security finds use for empty $7.8 million building

A silver lining in Crystal City: Homeland Security finds use for empty $7.8 million building

The 11-story structure was originally intended to be the working home for Obama’s executive action potentially shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.