Damian Paletta

Washington, D.C.

Economics editor

Education: Boston College, BA.; University of Missouri - masters in journalism.

Damian Paletta is the Post's economics editor. Before taking this role, he covered White House economic policy from 2017 until 2019. Previously, he covered the White House for the Wall Street Journal. He has also worked at the American Banker and the Cape Cod Times.
Latest from Damian Paletta

Inflation explained: How prices took off

Inflation is at its highest level in decades. We explain why prices are rising so quickly and how the Federal Reserve faces a tricky decision as it begins to raise interest rates.

March 16, 2022

Inside the Trump White House during the pandemic response

On this episode, Post Reports host Martine Powers talks to two Post reporters who reported on chaos in the early days of the pandemic including details about how sick President Trump was and his proposal to send infected Americans to Guantánamo.

July 8, 2021

The ‘nightmare scenario’ response to the pandemic

Two Post journalists spent months reporting on the chaos inside the Trump White House during the pandemic response. Revelations include details about how sick President Trump really was and his proposal to send infected Americans to Guantánamo.

June 28, 2021

Inside the extraordinary effort to save Trump from covid-19

An excerpt from the book ‘Nightmare Scenario’ details how Trump's illness was far more severe than the White House acknowledged. Advisers thought it would alter his pandemic response. They were wrong.

June 25, 2021

Anthony Fauci’s pandemic emails: ‘All is well despite some crazy people in this world’

Fauci’s correspondence from March and April 2020, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, offers a peek into his world during the frantic early days of the coronavirus crisis.

June 1, 2021

Why would Russia pay the Taliban to kill U.S. troops?

What we know about the Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. What a mutation in the novel coronavirus actually means. And, a year of ups and downs for the fireworks industry.

July 1, 2020

    What Trump proposed in his 2021 budget

    See how each agency’s discretionary funding would be affected by Trump’s proposal.

    February 10, 2020

    Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages

    In a new recession, the mortgages could cost taxpayers billions.

    October 2, 2019

    G-7 summit ends with little consensus amid Trump’s mixed messaging on the trade war

    There is no indication that world leaders have reached an agreement on dealing with climate change, the world economy or Iran.

    August 26, 2019

    Trump insists trade talks have restarted with China, but details are elusive

    The president said there was progress with Beijing. Japan raised questions about the status of a new deal.

    August 26, 2019