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

Trump supporters aggressively challenge Stein recount efforts in three states

Trump supporters aggressively challenge Stein recount efforts in three states

Trump and his backers have filed challenges against the Green Party candidate’s efforts over the past two days in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Trump picks retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

Trump picks retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

The president-elect is said to have chosen a former senior military officer. An announcement is likely by early next week, according to the people familiar with the decision.

Romney and Giuliani make the final 4 cut for Trump’s secretary of state finalists

Romney and Giuliani make the final 4 cut for Trump’s secretary of state finalists

Sens. Warren and Sanders criticize president-elect for choosing Wall Street insiders for key economic posts.

Trump chooses Elaine L. Chao to be transportation secretary, Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services

Trump chooses Elaine L. Chao to be transportation secretary, Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services

Chao will be tasked with implementing Trump’s plan to rebuilt the nation’s infrastructure and Price with dismantling Obamacare.