Ian Shapira

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Ian

On Shepherd Street NW, two pop-ups threaten to block the sunlight needed to power solar panels.

  • Jul 20, 2014

Maryland Live Casino led the pack with $654 million in gross gambling revenue.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Neighbors sue the developers of a Connecticut Avenue project, alleging construction-related damage.

  • Jul 7, 2014

District’s planning office releases proposals to curb upward extension of city’s residential rowhouses.

  • Jun 28, 2014

“Pop-ups” — townhouses that tower above their neighbors — are spreading across the District.

  • Jun 22, 2014

The author’s daughter was born one month after his father died. Here’s how he named her in her grandfather’s honor.

  • Jun 14, 2014

My dad died one month before my daughter was born. Here is how my family honors him.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Despite regulations in place for years, travelers still fail to declare firearms in their carry-on bags.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Veterans, dignitaries gather at the National World War II Memorial to commemorate the historic day.

  • Jun 6, 2014

A judge previously ruled that it didn’t make sense to send Lauren A. Bush, 17, to an adult prison.

  • May 29, 2014

One alleged assailant will ask a St. Mary’s County Circuit Court judge to move her case to juvenile court.

  • May 28, 2014

Movies and television shows have long featured the agency’s iconic Memorial Wall and its rows of black stars. Here are some examples.

  • May 23, 2014

Tim Johnston carves the stars that honor the agency’s fallen on a memorial of white marble.

  • May 22, 2014

The bronze cast of a woman crossing her legs could command $200,000 at auction.

  • May 15, 2014

Teen girls’ videos and text messages have been a big help in autistic boy’s assault case, prosecutor says.

  • Apr 25, 2014

Deputies are investigating allegations that the 15-year-old and her friend bullied two others in St. Mary’s.

  • Apr 24, 2014

The Md. boy who was allegedly assaulted by two teenage girls hasn’t wanted to speak until recently.

  • Apr 23, 2014

Cellphone videos furnish a chronicle of alleged assaults that authorities are using to prosecute the teens.

  • Apr 20, 2014

The 15 -year-old girl pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and displaying an obscene photo.

  • Apr 4, 2014

Across the District, voters headed to the polls Tuesday for the Democratic mayoral primary.

  • Apr 1, 2014
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About Ian

Ian Shapira is a features writer on the local enterprise team. He joined the Post in 2000 and has covered schools, youth culture, criminal justice, and technology. In 2007, Shapira was on the Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Ian writes features about people who have worked in the intelligence and military communities. He also likes to write a variety of other human interest stories, with a special focus on Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Some of his favorite pieces have been about former CIA officers, stolen art mysteries, and how people cope with development and cultural changes in Northern Virginia.

Ian grew up in Louisville, Ky . and earned an English degree in 2000 from Princeton. In 2011, he obtained a master’s degree in a weekend interactive journalism program at American University. For fun, he likes SCUBA diving, playing tennis, watching Louisville Cardinals basketball games, reading newspapers, and spending time with his wife and daughter.