Adam Bernstein

Washington, D.C.

Obituary editor

Education: University of Virginia, BA; Columbia University, MA

Adam Bernstein grew up Connecticut. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He worked at the Bakersfield Californian, covering cockfighting ("residents are crying foul about crying fowl") and other news stories, the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk and the Gazette in Montgomery County, Md., before joining The Post in 1999. One of his feature stories for The Post led to the reprinting of Roger Hall's comic memoir of World War II espionage, "You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger."
Latest from Adam Bernstein

Arlene Dahl, glamorous red-haired beauty of Hollywood, dies at 96

Ms. Dahl was also a beauty products entrepreneur and syndicated columnist who viewed her years in the movies as an “interim” in a busy career.

November 29, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, fiercely independent filmmaker, dies at 89

His “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” — about a Black American revolutionary on the run — was a milestone of independent and African American cinema.

September 22, 2021

Jane Powell, sunny ‘girl next door’ in Hollywood musicals, dies at 92

She entered movies as a teenager and later performed opposite Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding” and Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”

September 16, 2021

Jean-Paul Belmondo, jaunty star of New Wave classic ‘Breathless,’ dies at 88

After starring in Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal 1960 film, he became one of the most popular stars of his generation with stunt-filled comedy-adventures.

September 6, 2021

Jane Withers, impish child star of Depression-era Hollywood, dies at 95

She later became a TV fixture as Josephine the Plumber in advertisements for Comet scouring powder.

August 8, 2021

Johnny Young, ambassador to four countries, dies at 81

Overcoming an impoverished upbringing, he attained the rank of career ambassador and served as U.S. envoy to Sierra Leone, Togo, Bahrain and Slovenia.

August 6, 2021

Margaret Richardson, IRS commissioner during Clinton’s first term, dies at 78

She became the second woman to serve as the nation’s chief tax collector. “We are one agency of government that touches the lives of everyone,” she said, “and are[a] surrogate for people’s frustration with all levels of government.”

July 13, 2021

Ned Beatty, versatile and prolific actor of stage and screen, dies at 83

He made a harrowing movie debut in “Deliverance,” received an Oscar nomination for “Network” and was a renowned character actor.

June 13, 2021

Gavin MacLeod, skipper on ‘Love Boat’ and renowned TV actor, dies at 90

Earlier, he was the acerbic TV news writer Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

May 29, 2021

Norman Lloyd, character actor who dangled from Lady Liberty in ‘Saboteur,’ dies at 106

He gained a wide following as a crusty hospital administrator on the 1980s medical drama “St. Elsewhere.”

May 11, 2021