The Washington Post

Eli Saslow

ReporterWashington, D.C.


At a church in Roseburg, Ore., hard questions about faith after a gunman takes innocent Christian lives.

  • Oct 3, 2015

When they heard the first pops in the UCC building, they had little doubt about what was occurring.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Mintz was shot multiple times while trying to block the Umpqua Community College shooter.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Only a murky portrait of the shooter emerged, as a quiet withdrawn young man who struggled to connect with other people and may have harbored resentment against religion.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Hundreds of people gathered in a park downtown after the shooting at Umpqua Community College for the official community vigil.

  • Oct 1, 2015

Students hid in classrooms and texted loved ones as a rampage scarred the community college.

  • Oct 1, 2015

After Hurricane Katrina, the Williams family fled to rural Nebraska for the promise of a fresh start. Now they’re in need of rescue again.

  • Aug 29, 2015

A family from Porterville, in one of the state’s most parched areas, struggles with the new water reality.

  • Jul 19, 2015

A federal judge comes face to face with the reality of penalties mandated by Congress.

  • Jun 6, 2015

Paul Gayle had no job, no money, a new baby and 16 lessons from the Obama administration to teach him what to do next.

  • May 16, 2015
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Eli Saslow is a reporter at the Washington Post, where he covered the 2008 presidential campaign and has chronicled the president’s life inside the White House. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his year-long series about food stamps in America. Previously a sportswriter for the Post, he has won multiple awards for news and feature writing. Two of his stories have also appeared in Best American Sports Writing.
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