Anu Narayanswamy

Washington, D.C.

Database reporter for the political enterprise team

Education: University of Mumbai, BA in English; University of Missouri, MA in journalism

Anu Narayanswamy is the data reporter for the political enterprise team at The Washington Post, with a focus on money and politics. At The Post, she has tracked major political donors to candidates during the 2016 elections and worked on the Clinton donor network — a project tracking every large donor to Bill and Hillary Clinton over a 40-year period. Previously, she was an investigative reporter with the Sunlight Foundation and for the Center for Public Integrity. She has a graduate degree from the University of Missouri and is originally from Mumbai.
Latest from Anu Narayanswamy

    Trump’s endorsements in the 2022 Republican primaries

    The races present a real-time test of whether Trump’s influence on Republican voters is waning nearly two years after he lost the presidency.

    June 28, 2022

    Lobbying broke all-time mark in 2021 amid flurry of government spending

    Industry spending topped $3.7 billion for the first time, as 3,700 new companies and organizations hired lobbyists since the start of the pandemic.

    March 12, 2022

    Federal rent relief aid went to low-income households, Treasury data shows

    In 2021, 80 percent of the money distributed by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program went to low-income households.

    February 24, 2022

    Trump began 2022 with a war chest of $122 million

    The former president’s fundraising slowed in the second half of last year, but he spent only a fraction of his stockpile.

    February 1, 2022

    Countries’ climate pledges built on flawed data, Post investigation finds

    An examination of 196 country reports to the United Nations reveals a giant gap between what nations declare their emissions to be versus the greenhouse gases they are sending into the atmosphere. The gap ranges from at least 8.5 billion to as high as 13.3 billion tons a year -- surpassing the annual emissions of China.

    November 7, 2021

    Measuring the Invisible: How The Post did its global emissions analysis

    A Post analysis of nearly 200 country greenhouse gas reports to the U.N. finds a significant gap between countries' estimates, which guide their Paris Agreement pledges, and independent scientific inventories. The discrepancy ranges from 8.5 to 13.3 billion tons of gases – approaching the annual emissions of China. Here's how The Post calculated the gap.

    November 7, 2021

      How the pandemic set back women’s progress in the global workforce

      In the first year of the coronavirus crisis women’s employment declined by 54 million, or 4.2 percent, compared with 3 percent for men.

      August 28, 2021

      Trump has more than $100 million in political cash after first six months of 2021

      The massive haul reveals how the former president has reaped financial rewards while claiming the election was stolen from him.

      August 1, 2021

      Evictions are about to restart as tenants wait on billions in unspent rental aid

      Overall just 36 out of more than 400 states, counties and cities reporting data to the Treasury Department were able to spend half of the money allotted them by the end of June. Another 49 hadn’t spent any funds at all.

      July 30, 2021

      With evictions set to begin next month, hundreds of millions in Washington-area rental aid remains unspent

      A Washington Post analysis of emergency rental aid provided by the Treasury Department to help struggling renters found that more than $350 million in funds remains unspent in the Washington area.

      June 4, 2021