Jerry Markon
Reporter

  Jerry Markon is a political accountability reporter for the Post’s National Desk, focusing on short-term investigative stories about lobbying and Congress. Before that, he wrote accountability/investigative stories about the 2012 presidential candidates and served as one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Jerry 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.

 

Latest by Jerry Markon

Amid protests and confusion, Trump defends executive order: ‘This is not a Muslim ban’

Amid protests and confusion, Trump defends executive order: ‘This is not a Muslim ban’

Trump defended the action even as his chief of staff walked back a controversial element.

Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor

Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor

Visa-holders and refugees arriving late Friday were detained; the travel ban also was applied to green-card holders.

A little-noticed move by Trump could make it easier to deport immigrants

A little-noticed move by Trump could make it easier to deport immigrants

The president’s action removed protections for personal data, alarming advocates.

Border Patrol chief removed from post after clashing with powerful union

Border Patrol chief removed from post after clashing with powerful union

Mark Morgan’s departure comes one day after President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.