Emily Langer

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Mr. Wattenberg, a self-described “old center-right Democrat,” defied easy political categorizations.

  • Jun 29, 2015

Mr. Biaggi served for two decades before resigning in 1988 after double federal convictions.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Mr. Featherstone designed the lawn ornaments that debuted in 1957 and have since become an artifact of suburban American life.

  • Jun 23, 2015

Mr. Scheib, who was missing for more than a week, was found dead June 21 near a trail in the mountains of Taos, N.M.

  • Jun 22, 2015

Her conviction in a fatal holdup at a Dallas furrier was overturned in an extraordinary case of mistaken identity.

  • Jun 19, 2015

Dr. Weinstein was a scholar of the Alger Hiss espionage case and an early advocate for Boris Yeltsin.

  • Jun 18, 2015

Ms. Gilbert sang with Pete Seeger and lent her majestic contralto voice to the revival of folk music.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Ms. Juntwait was known to millions of listeners whose great pleasure in life is not a night at the opera, but rather an afternoon beside the radio.

  • Jun 4, 2015

The mathematician, 86, and his wife, 82, were killed in a taxicab crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • May 24, 2015

A Wells Fargo bank in Sterling, Va. was robbed Dec. 13.

  • Dec 14, 2012
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Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk, one of the most fascinating assignments in journalism. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.

Before joining The Post in 2007, she was an intern at the Atlantic Monthly and a researcher for “The Almanac of American Politics.” In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright fellow in Trieste, Italy, where she researched the Italian experience of the Holocaust. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Georgetown University.
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