Jerry Markon

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A bipartisan group of Senators wrote to President Obama urging him to select a nominee for TSA Administrator. Former head John Pistole stepped down on Dec. 31.

  • Jan 27, 2015

Attacks in Paris and radicalization of some Europeans prompted concerns about a threat to the United States.

  • Jan 26, 2015

The tradition took on greater urgency amid the growing debate over police tactics in minority communities.

  • Jan 19, 2015

They didn’t set out to be legal pioneers, but they have become the face of a civil rights challenge.

  • Jan 16, 2015

House Republicans have already voted to approve a 2015 DHS budget that strips away funding for two of President Obama’s most controversial immigration policies.

  • Jan 16, 2015

The victim pointed a gun at the officer, who was doing a business check at a gas station, police said.

  • Dec 24, 2014

Federal law enforcement officers group blasts de Blasio, protesters in officers’ deaths

  • Dec 23, 2014

Bill de Blasio called for calm and unity among angry New Yorkers after the shootings of two NYPD officers.

  • Dec 22, 2014

With police-community relations already strained by nationwide protests, New York’s mayor faces intense criticism amid concerns about more anti-police violence.

  • Dec 22, 2014

An independent review called for deep changes, including a higher fence around the White House.

  • Dec 18, 2014
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Jerry Markon covers the Department of Homeland Security for the Post’s National Desk. He also serves as lead Web and newspaper writer for major breaking national news. Previously, he was a political/government accountability reporter, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. In 2012, Markon wrote in-depth 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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