Aaron Wiener

Metro assignment editor

Education: Yale University, BA in history

Aaron Wiener is an assignment editor on the Metro desk, working across all teams but focusing on Retropolis, The Post's history vertical. Before joining The Post in 2021, he worked as a senior editor at Mother Jones, a housing reporter at Washington City Paper, a Berlin correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the editor of the Washington Independent. He lives in Washington with his wife and their toddler son.
Latest from Aaron Wiener

Who was Rodney King? His 1991 beating by L.A. police roiled America.

The release of body-camera footage of the Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols recalls the horrifying video of the 1991 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police.

January 27, 2023

What was New Year’s Day front-page news 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago?

Princess Xenia’s 1923 arrival, a D.C. centenarian’s 1948 birthday, a Redskins 1973 victory and a Kennedy’s 1998 death all commanded Washington Post headlines

January 1, 2023

The racist Tuskegee syphilis experiment was exposed 50 years ago

The secret experiment conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service studied the progression of the deadly venereal disease in Black men — without treatment.

July 26, 2022

The roots of the ‘great replacement theory’ believed to fuel Buffalo suspect

The man authorities say opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store Saturday appears to have left behind a manifesto centered on a white supremacist conspiracy theory dating back to Mississippi Sen. Theodore Bilbo.

May 15, 2022

‘Groveland Four’ exonerated 72 years after false accusation of rape

In 1949, a White teenager accused four Black men of raping her. It would take more than seven decades to clear their names.

November 23, 2021

After World War II, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers mutinied — and won

After Japan's surrender, U.S. troops rebelled against a plan to keep them overseas, staging dramatic protests from the Philippines to Guam. President Truman called it "plain mutiny," but quickly gave in to their demands.

November 11, 2021

When the government shut down 25 years ago, things got ugly

Long before this week’s showdown between President Biden and Senate Republicans, a budgetary standoff between House Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton ground government to a halt for four weeks.

September 30, 2021

Poverty is moving to the suburbs. The war on poverty hasn’t followed.

Moving out of the city used to be the American Dream. Now it can make life harder.

April 5, 2018

Metro’s a mess. All the more reason to ride it.

If you want to make it better, you have to use it.

January 14, 2015

    Japan earthquake and tsunami: Key facts and figures

    Early Monday morning (local time), authorities put the death toll at 1,597. That number could reach 10,000, reports Kyodo News.

    March 13, 2011