Charla Freeland

Washington, D.C.

Politics Audio Producer focusing on 2020 presidential election

Education: Howard University, BA in Broadcast Journalism

Charla Freeland is an audio producer for The Washington Post. Her areas of focus include national elections, presidential politics and Congress. She was previously a producer for WAMU's 1A and SiriusXM’s nonpartisan political news channel, POTUS.
Latest from Charla Freeland

Why is President Biden so unpopular?

As the White House confronts multiple crises, some Democrats are openly questioning whether the president is capable of leading their party through a contentious midterm election.

July 12, 2022

Latin America’s new left

Colombia has elected its first leftist president. Unthinkable a decade ago, his victory signals a dramatic shift in the pandemic-wracked region. Plus, the powerful testimony from election workers whose lives were upended by Donald Trump’s false claims.

June 22, 2022

Monkeypox: Should we be worried?

Today on Post Reports, what to know about monkeypox and how prepared the United States is for future pandemics. Plus, in New Orleans, the return of a beloved Mardi Gras tradition.

May 24, 2022

So… can he do that?

More than five years later, what’s the answer to: “Can he do that?” What major lessons have we learned about the stability of our democracy and the limitations on presidential power? How have our systems been tested and how have they endured those tests?

May 12, 2022

A message from Allison

Allison shares some news about the future of the show. Plus, a request to hear from listeners.

May 5, 2022

Is ‘defund the police’ dead for Democrats?

Can Democrats clarify messaging on police reform? With states and cities taking police reform matters into their own hands, does the president run the risk of losing the support of the communities that played a huge part in getting him elected?

April 21, 2022

What's stopping the DOJ from going after Trump?

A federal judge ruled this week that then-President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed federal crimes in trying to block President Biden’s election win on Jan. 6, 2021. What are the likely implications for Trump and the Justice Department?

March 31, 2022

In Europe, Biden hopes to keep U.S. allies together

President Biden is in Europe this week, making stops in Belgium and in Poland in hopes of keeping the Western alliance united and showcasing American leadership. How much further will the allies go in support of Ukraine?

March 24, 2022

Is it time for an independent probe into the pandemic response?

Some lawmakers hope to set up an independent probe into the country’s pandemic response, after months of contentious and partisan oversight efforts in Congress. Would this probe avoid politics and help us understand how to fight future pandemics?

March 17, 2022

Where Biden’s climate goals and a Russian oil ban collide

President Biden pledged to move America’s climate reforms forward. How can he ensure that the U.S. has enough oil supply to keep prices from surging, while also ensuring that efforts to obtain that oil don’t infringe on his climate promises?

March 10, 2022