Spencer S. Hsu
Staff Writer

Spencer Hsu is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Post’s homeland security correspondent, covering the Department of Homeland Security when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast in August 2005. Hsu has reported on Washington’s immigration debate, focusing on border security and immigration enforcement. He also covered the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Washington, including the 2001 anthrax mailings and Senate ricin attack, the capital’s air defenses, and systems to detect weapons of mass destruction.

Before his domestic security assignment, Hsu covered Washington-area members of Congress and the emergence of the District of Columbia from a federal control board after the city’s mid-1990s financial meltdown. He joined The Washington Post in 1993, covering politics and reporting from Virginia and its Richmond statehouse bureau.

Hsu has worked for the Salt Lake Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Miami Herald. He is married to Lori Aratani and lives in Washington.

Latest by Spencer S. Hsu

Man wrongly convicted of rape sues D.C. after contracting HIV in prison

Man wrongly convicted of rape sues D.C. after contracting HIV in prison

Kirk Odom, exonerated by DNA evidence, is seeking compensation for the Lorton prison conditions.

No Ebola quarantine for those returning to D.C. area

No Ebola quarantine for those returning to D.C. area

Officials in and around the nation’s capital chose not to follow three states that have required a 21-day quarantine for health workers coming from West Africa.

Four Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq deaths

Four Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq deaths

The U.S. contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad in 2007, one of the most ignominious chapters of the war.

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty to new murder charges

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty to new murder charges

Ahmed Abu Khattala was ordered held without bond.