Dalton Bennett

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on visually driven investigative stories ranging from government accountability to public corruption.

Education: The College of William and Mary, BA in Government

Dalton Bennett is a reporter and researcher with the investigations unit of The Washington Post. Since joining The Post in 2016, he has examined foreign influence campaigns, police misconduct, and most recently political appointees. Before joining The Post, Bennett worked for The Associated Press, based in Berlin, Dubai, Athens, and Bishkek covering a range of topics from conflict to a charcoal smuggling network linked to Al-Shabab. Please email credible tips and information, or send to 1301 K Street, NW, DC, 20071 or call at (202)334-5758. All held in strictest confidence.
Latest from Dalton Bennett

Ring of ransomware hackers targeted by authorities in United States and Europe

The Justice Department announced arrests and charges as part of an international operation targeting the REvil group.

November 8, 2021

A ransomware gang shut down after Cybercom hijacked its site and it discovered it had been hacked

‘Good luck, everyone, I’m taking off,’ an REvil leader said, apparently rattled by the hack.

November 3, 2021

How Belarus’s ‘Cyber Partisans’ exposed secrets of Lukashenko’s crackdowns

The self-taught hackers say they have amassed a huge database tracking alleged abuses.

September 15, 2021

Examining a ‘righteous’ strike

The Washington Post provided imagery of the damage caused by the strike and U.S. military assessments of the operation to experts, including a physicist and former bomb technicians. Taken together, their assessments suggest there is no evidence the car contained explosives.

September 10, 2021

Photos and videos reveal crowded checkpoints, chaos at Kabul airport on day of the attack

The Washington Post reviewed dozens of photos and videos, analyzed satellite imagery and spoke to witnesses to understand the events before and after the devastating blast. Taken together, they reveal complex a web of checkpoints and visualize a chaotic scene in the wake of the bombing.

August 28, 2021

Records reveal how Haitian American held in assassination probe financed a ‘personal security’ team

Documents obtained by The Post show proposals for two Florida firms to provide “private military officers" to Christian Emmanuel Sanon in Haiti. A lawyer for one of the firms said that in talks with Sanon, there was no “discussion or suggestion of an assassination plot” targeting Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.

July 15, 2021

Visual timeline: The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Photos and videos show how the brazen attack unfolded.

July 12, 2021

How baseball’s war on sticky stuff is already changing the game

The Post analyzed game footage and data for millions of pitches to measure the impact of MLB's crackdown on ball-doctoring.

July 2, 2021

Hackers post hundreds of pages of purported internal D.C. police documents

The group Babuk said that negotiations with the District broke down; city officials have said little about data theft.

May 13, 2021

Ransomware attack on D.C. police resumes with more internal files released

The group Babuk is threatening to make more information public if D.C. refuses to pay.

May 11, 2021