Jerry Markon

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Many people in homeland-security circles question the idea of a single department composed of automonous agencies with clashing work cultures.

  • Sep 23, 2014

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

  • Sep 21, 2014

Auditors warn of more cost overruns, missed deadlines for Homeland Security’s office complex in D.C.

  • Sep 19, 2014

In a report to Congress, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said DHS and the General Services Administration should consider alternatives to the plan to locate the headquarters complex.

  • Sep 19, 2014

The attorney general spoke of his own experiences of racial profiling.

  • Aug 20, 2014

The official St. Louis County autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot from the front, people familiar with it said.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Late Sunday, violence erupts in streets of Ferguson once again.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Step follows renewed protests, rioting in Ferguson; lawyer relates witness’s account of teen’s fatal shooting.

  • Aug 16, 2014

Ferguson police name the officer who killed the teen and issue a report and video in connection with the robbery.

  • Aug 15, 2014

State Highway Patrol to take control of security operations; Obama calls for calm and national unity.

  • Aug 14, 2014
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Jerry Markon is a political accountability reporter for the Post’s National Desk, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. He also serves as lead Web writer for major breaking national news. In 2012, Markon wrote accountability/investigative stories about the U.S. presidential candidates and was one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Before that, he 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.
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