Jo-Ann Armao
Jo-Ann Armao
Editorial Writer

Jo-Ann Armao is an editorial writer for The Post, specializing in education and local affairs in the District of Columbia. Armao came to The Post in 1984. Before that, she worked at the Charlotte Observer. She became interested in journalism while a student at the University of Buffalo, where, along with The Post’s Tom Toles, she worked on the student newspaper. Her professional career began as a reporter in 1973 at the Buffalo Courier-Express where she worked until it folded in 1982. She started at The Post as an assignment editor and over the years worked her way around the Beltway, reporting in Montgomery County, serving as Virginia editor and city editor before becoming assistant managing editor for metro news in 1996. After leading the local staff for nine years, she was awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship. She joined the editorial board in 2006.

Latest by Jo-Ann Armao

After baby Prince died

After baby Prince died

While the father’s charges and troubles mount, the mother finds a way to move on with life

How Michelle Obama disappointed

How Michelle Obama disappointed

Where the first lady and Ann Romney went wrong.

George Huguely’s insult

George Huguely’s insult

He couldn’t bring himself to say he was sorry for murdering Yeardley Love.

Move over, Marion Barry

Move over, Marion Barry

A new breed of city officials embodies what’s wrong with D.C. government.