Ariana Eunjung Cha

Washington, D.C.

National reporter

Education: Columbia University

Ariana Eunjung Cha is a national reporter. She has previously served as The Washington Post's bureau chief in Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco, a correspondent in Baghdad and as a tech reporter based in Washington. Before becoming a journalist, Ariana worked as a programmer analyst on Wall Street. She has a degree in computer science from Columbia University.
Latest from Ariana Eunjung Cha

Omicron and children: Pediatric hospitals in parts of U.S. filling fast

About 800 kids have been admitted nearly every day this week, with those in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York hit particularly hard by the juggernaut variant.

December 24, 2021

Medical advances saving premature babies pose thorny issues for abortion rights advocates

Babies are surviving earlier in pregnancy than ever before, complicating the debate over fetal viability at issue in the Mississippi abortion case now before the high court.

December 17, 2021

Fetal viability is at the center of Mississippi abortion case. Here’s why.

Fetal viability is at the center of the challenge to Mississippi's law that would ban virtually all abortions after 15 weeks, which was argued before the high court Wednesday. Here's what that is and what it may mean for abortion rights in the United States

December 1, 2021

‘This is a crisis’: Tens of thousands of children affected by pandemic-related deaths of parents

New study estimates 140,000 children have experienced the death of a primary caregiver due to covid or other causes in excess of what might be expected in a typical year.

October 7, 2021

Four patients, two dialysis machines: Rationing medical care becomes a reality in hospitals overwhelmed with covid patients

Activating crisis standards of care gives hospitals the power to allocate — and potentially even deny — care based on the goal of who could potentially benefit the most when faced with a shortage of resources such as ventilators, medications or staff.

September 17, 2021

Parenting a child under 12 in the age of delta: ‘It’s like a fire alarm every day’

Parenting a child under 12 can be maddening and scary during normal times, but the delta variant — and an increase in pediatric covid cases — has taken things to a new level.

September 16, 2021

U.S. covid death toll hits 1,500 a day amid delta scourge

“A perfect storm of viral changes and behavioral changes” is driving pandemic’s fourth wave in the United States.

September 3, 2021

A Calif. elementary school teacher took off her mask for a read-aloud. Within days, half her class was positive for delta.

The Marin County, Calif. outbreak, detailed in a new CDC report, underscores the risks for unvaccinated children under 12 as delta rampages across the country.

August 28, 2021

Pediatricians besieged by parents seeking coronavirus shots for kids under 12

Some parents are actively scouting ways to get their children jabbed before the start of school.

August 26, 2021

The Mississippi clinic at the center of the fight to end abortion in America

The last abortion clinic in Mississippi, known as the Pink House, is at the heart of a Supreme Court case that could severely restrict abortion access, leaving millions of largely poor women in the South with no access.

August 24, 2021