started at the Washington Post as a summer intern in 1992 and is amazed he once did this job without the Internet, a cell phone, GPS, Wikipedia or a laptop computer. After four years as a sports reporter, he moved to the local news staff and wrote about education in Virginia and Maryland and city government in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he was part of a team
that uncovered high levels of lead contamination in D.C. tap water
, a series that won the 2005 Selden Ring Award
for investigative reporting. He has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.