Reporter covering politics and government in Prince George's County and Maryland Education: University of Maryland, BA in broadcast journalism, minor in U.S. Latinx studies
Arelis Hernández joined the Washington Post staff in 2014 to cover politics and government in Prince George's County, where she grew up. She has also contributed to reporting of the Pulse nightclub shooting and Pope Francis's visit to the United States, and she has chased hurricanes on the Eastern Seaboard. Hernández most recently traveled to Puerto Rico to document the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Before The Post, she was recognized nationally for her breaking news coverage for the Orlando Sentinel and coverage of the racial dynamics of Trayvon Martin's shooting death.
Honors & Awards:
Freedom Forum/ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity, 2013
Sunshine State Awards, first place breaking news, Society of Professional Journalists, 2013
White House News Photographers Association, first place multimedia package, 2018
Alumnus of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, 2007
Scripps Howard Award in Multimedia Innovation, 2017
World Press Photo Award for Innovative Storytelling, Sin Luz: Life without Power, 2018
Professional Affiliations: JCamp, director; Asian American Journalists Association; National Association of Hispanic Journalists Foreign languages spoken: Spanish
The open repudiation of a visiting president in the aftermath of a mass tragedy was striking Tuesday as a growing chorus of critics made clear that Trump would not be universally welcome during a pair of condolence visits that will take Air Force One from the Rust Belt to the Southern border.
Puerto Ricans are incensed by leaked group-chat messages in which Ricardo Rosselló and his closest collaborators insulted women and gay people, made light of Hurricane Maria’s dead and revealed potentially criminal behavior.