Angela Fritz

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Editor on the General Assignment News Desk

Education: Valparaiso University, B.S. in Meteorology; Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Science

Angela Fritz is the Deputy Editor on the General Assignment News Desk. She is also an atmospheric scientist and was formerly Deputy Weather Editor on the Capital Weather Gang. Before joining The Post, Fritz worked at CNN in Atlanta and Weather Underground in San Francisco. She has a B.S. in meteorology and an M.S. in earth and atmospheric science. Fritz has covered a wide range of natural and manmade disasters around the world, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and countless, deadly hurricanes, wildfires and flash floods.
Latest from Angela Fritz

What you need to know about the coronavirus variants

Scientists are racing to learn more about the omicron variant after the World Health Organization designated it a top-level "variant of concern."

November 29, 2021

Your questions, answered: I’m now vaccinated. Why should I worry about maybe getting covid-19?

Because we need all the healthy folks to get shots, so the people who can’t will still be protected by the “herd” of immune people around them.

April 27, 2021

    Can you spread the coronavirus if you’re vaccinated? Post reporters answer your questions.

    Send us your questions and Post reporters will respond with answers on Monday, April 19.

    April 19, 2021

      When will kids be vaccinated? Post reporters answer questions about the virus in the D.C. region.

      Post reporters answer your questions about the available coronavirus vaccines in the greater Washington region.

      March 3, 2021

      When can we stop wearing masks? Post reporters answer your vaccine questions.

      Post reporters will answer your questions about the available coronavirus vaccines in the greater Washington region.

      February 18, 2021

      Can OTC pain relievers reduce vaccine effectiveness? It might depend on when you take them.

      The advice on taking medications like Ibuprofen and Tylenol before your vaccine has been mixed.

      February 3, 2021

      Your covid questions, answered

      The big December slowdown in vaccine distribution was a product of several problems for the vaccine makers and the Trump administration.

      January 26, 2021

      The covid-19 symptoms to watch out for

      The most common symptoms of covid-19 are fever, a dry cough or shortness of breath, but there are other indications you could need to be tested.

      December 2, 2020

      Can you get coronavirus via secondhand smoke? The smell is a warning sign.

      Merely being able to smell someone’s cigarette is a warning sign that you’re breathing air that was just in someone else’s lungs.

      August 21, 2020

      Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of the coronavirus, CDC says

      "Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others," the CDC says.

      August 13, 2020