Robert Samuels

Social issues reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Robert

Program in Montgomery attempts to reduce disparity in teen pregnancy rates between Latinos and whites.

  • Mar 29, 2014

City only guaranteed shelter during freezing nights. Now some homeless families wonder where to go.

  • Mar 28, 2014

They fueled the growth of the city, but most young people aren’t paying much attention to its politics.

  • Mar 18, 2014

The District’s version of Pharrell’s hit song hopes to cast light on more obscure places in D.C. to find happy people.

  • Mar 14, 2014

“He didn’t need a shadow campaign to win,” one woman says. “We were out there working hard for him.”

  • Mar 10, 2014

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova was good, but was she 5 points better than her Korean competitor? No.

  • Feb 21, 2014

A dramatic night of skating sets up an intriguing women’s event final. Who will win? And what to expect?

  • Feb 20, 2014

Who should I root for? What’s a triple lutz? Everything you need to know for Wednesday’s short program.

  • Feb 19, 2014

The home of Robert and Mary Church Terrell was supposed to become a museum. Those plans have stalled.

  • Feb 18, 2014

Their biggest accomplishment might be even more elusive than a gold medal.

  • Feb 18, 2014

Will the Americans win the gold? Here is everything you need to know about today’s free dance.

  • Feb 17, 2014

The showdown is six years in the making. Here is the narrative and the videos to understand the intensity.

  • Feb 17, 2014

You should be watching ice dance. Here’s everything you need to know for the short dance.

  • Feb 16, 2014

The home of Robert and Mary Church Terrell was supposed to become a museum. Those plans have stalled.

  • Feb 15, 2014

Poll finds 62 percent of men like figure skating.

  • Feb 14, 2014

Who will win? Why? And how will you be able to tell?

  • Feb 14, 2014

Fifth place may just be what Patrick Chan needs to win Olympic gold in men’s figure skating

  • Feb 14, 2014

He was a great skater, but it was time to go.

  • Feb 14, 2014

Watching the men compete? Here’s all you need to know.

  • Feb 13, 2014

Reporter gets shocked, has life-changing conversation when his hero, Dick Button, calls him.

  • Feb 12, 2014
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About Robert

Robert writes for the Post’s social issues team. In Maryland, he focuses on issues affecting low-income children and families. He also covers life in the District, which explains why he’s wandering around your neighborhood.

Robert joined the Post in 2011 after spending nearly five years working at The Miami Herald. At the Herald, he covered politics, poverty, murder, mayhem and a manatee orgy. Robert occasionally writes essays on race for the Post and is the newsroom’s self-proclaimed figure skating guru. Robert grew up in the Bronx and is an alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Daily Northwestern.