Anne Gearan

Washington, D.C.

White House reporter

Education: Allegheny College, BA in English and History

Anne Gearan is a White House correspondent for The Washington Post, with a focus on foreign policy and national security. She covered the Hillary Clinton campaign and the State Department for The Post before joining the White House beat. She joined the paper in 2012 from the Associated Press, where she served as chief diplomatic correspondent, Pentagon correspondent, White House reporter and national security editor. She also covered the Supreme Court
Latest from Anne Gearan

40 years later, a dwindling band of Iran hostages awaits a promised payment

The 1979 Iran hostage crisis gripped the country and may have cost a president his job. Now the Americans who spent 444 days in captivity and inspired a nation to tie yellow ribbons of support feel abandoned.

September 27, 2021

    40 years later, a dwindling band of Iran hostages awaits a promised payment

    The 1979 Iran hostage crisis gripped the country and may have cost a president his job. Now the Americans who spent 444 days in captivity and inspired a nation to tie yellow ribbons of support feel abandoned.

    September 26, 2021

      Iran embassy hostages are still waiting for promised compensation forty years after their release

      In 2015, Congress passed a law to pay restitution to the Americans taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran from 1979 to 1981. But the funds have run dry.

      September 25, 2021

      As Biden hosts first Quad summit at the White House, China is the background music

      A month after U.S. forces departed from Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into power, United States’ commitment to allies have been questioned from London to Brussels to Beijing.

      September 24, 2021

      U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns, says he will not be associated with ‘inhumane, counterproductive’ deportations of Haitians

      In another reaction to the Haitian immigration crisis, the Biden administration announced Thursday it was suspending all horse patrols in the migrant camp at Del Rio, Tex.

      September 23, 2021

      Biden pledges to double U.S. donations of Pfizer vaccine for poor nations

      The U.S. president convened a global meeting aimed at helping boost global vaccination, but the U.S. has been criticized for hoarding doses.

      September 22, 2021

      French ambassador to return to Washington as Biden, Macron seek to mend rift

      In a phone call Wednesday morning, President Biden and Macron agreed to meet in person at the end of October and begin a “process of consultations” following France’s outrage over the new AUKUS alliance.

      September 22, 2021

      At U.N., Biden calls for unity in addressing pandemic and climate change

      The president defended the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and sought to reassure allies that the United States really is back.

      September 21, 2021

      Biden seeks to open a new chapter in world affairs, facing fresh skepticism from allies

      The president who pledged to restore trust in American leadership goes into the U.N. General Assembly at odds with allies over Afghanistan, pandemic policies and an affront to France.

      September 20, 2021

      Biden seeks a phone call with France’s Macron to calm the waters

      U.S. and French officials have spent days engulfed in public snubs and private exchanges after last week’s U.S. deal with Australia and the UK. The White House is looking for ways to ease the tensions.

      September 19, 2021