Dan Diamond

Washington, D.C.

National reporter investigating health politics and policy

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in history

Dan Diamond is a national health reporter for The Washington Post, focused on accountability, federal agencies and the coronavirus pandemic. He joined The Post in 2021 after covering the Trump administration for Politico, where he won a George Polk award for investigating political interference in the pandemic response. His investigations into a range of topics, including Trump officials' use of taxpayer-funded charter jets, not-for-profit hospitals' spending and how Congress stripped Pacific Islanders of their health coverage, have also been honored with several journalism awards.
Latest from Dan Diamond

Why the White House picked Mandy Cohen to run CDC

The official announcement is likely a week or more away.

June 2, 2023

Biden plans to pick physician Mandy Cohen to lead CDC

Mandy Cohen, former North Carolina health secretary, would replace Rochelle Walensky, who is stepping down June 30, as head of the CDC at a critical time for the agency.

June 1, 2023

How to 'build a better NIH'

A group of experts says it’s time to revamp the nation’s medical research agency.

May 31, 2023

As debt ceiling negotiators finalize deal, the nation watches anxiously

As Washington inches toward a June 5 deadline to resolve the debt ceiling crisis, everyone is on edge.

May 28, 2023

A 150-year-old law could help determine the fate of U.S. abortion access

The Comstock Act, the signature work of a 19th-century anti-vice crusader, banned the mailing of “indecent” materials but also limited abortion access.

May 16, 2023

Biden nominates National Cancer Institute director to lead NIH

The NIH director position has been empty since Francis S. Collins stepped down in December 2021 after a 12-year tenure.

May 15, 2023

The end of the covid emergency

The covid public health emergency is ending this week after more than three years. Today on “Post Reports,” health reporter Dan Diamond breaks down what this means for our day-to-day lives and our future pandemic preparedness.

May 9, 2023

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky to step down June 30

Walensky's two-year tenure at the CDC included the successful rollout of coronavirus vaccines but was also marked by criticism for other pandemic stumbles.

May 5, 2023

Disease experts warn White House of potential for omicron-like wave of illness

Experts reached a consensus that there’s a roughly 20 percent chance during the next two years of an outbreak rivaling the onslaught of illness from omicron.

May 5, 2023

WHO declares covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency

The milestone in the course of the global response to the pandemic comes as the Biden administration is set to end the U.S. public health emergency for covid.

May 5, 2023