Antonio Olivo

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering government, politics and demographics in Northern Virginia

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, English literature with a minor in film studies

Antonio Olivo covers government, politics and other issues in Northern Virginia, with occasional foreign assignments. Before joining The Washington Post in 2013, he worked for the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times.
Latest from Antonio Olivo

Virginia court ruling on virtual board meetings worries local officials

The ruling could affect other local governments whose boards met virtually during the start of the coronavirus pandemic on issues unrelated to essential services.

March 24, 2023

Fairfax County supervisors raise board salaries amid opposition

The county board increased salaries for supervisors by 30 percent and the chairman's salary by nearly 40 percent, to be applied to the next board in January.

March 22, 2023

Republican Jeanine Lawson announces bid for Prince William board chair

Lawson, an ardent critic of current board chair Ann B. Wheeler (D), ran for Congress last year.

March 20, 2023

Va. officials weigh letting Loudoun data centers use diesel backup power

Dominion Energy asked the state to allow data centers in Loudoun County to use diesel generators during power grid emergencies through July due to a shortage in capacity.

March 8, 2023

Fairfax supervisors consider raising board’s salaries

A proposal to raise salaries for the first time since 2016 would increase the chair's salary by as much as 45 percent and supervisors' pay by up to 37 percent.

March 7, 2023

Officials ready to let urban runoff swallow a cherished Virginia lake

Fairfax County considers canceling plans to dredge Lake Accotink once more, saying it would be too costly and potentially more harmful to the environment.

March 5, 2023

Republican Bob Weir wins vacant Prince William County supervisor’s seat

Weir, 59, will serve for the remainder of former supervisor Pete Candland's (R-Gainesville) term in a county where data center development has sparked controversy.

February 22, 2023

Fairfax Executive proposes ‘stabilizing’ budget amid lingering pandemic impacts

Hill's budget focuses on county employee pay amid lingering economic impact of coronavirus pandemic.

February 21, 2023

Northern Va. is the heart of the internet. Not everyone is happy about that.

The expansion of data centers in Northern Virginia, already home to the $8.4 billion industry's largest hub, has sparked land use battles, with residents near the buildings using drones and cloud computing to make their case.

February 10, 2023

Fairfax County to end its covid state of emergency

Virginia’s most populous jurisdiction will be among the last to declare an end to the pandemic state of emergency in the Washington region.

February 7, 2023