Elahe Izadi

Washington, D.C.

Staff writer covering media

Education: University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and history

Elahe Izadi covers media for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2014 as a general assignment reporter and the Style section in 2016 as a pop culture writer. She has previously covered Congress, demographics and local news, and worked for National Journal, WAMU 88.5, TBD.com and the Gazette community newspapers.
Latest from Elahe Izadi

The untold story of the Texas abortion ban

On the anniversary of the Texas abortion ban, we bring you the story of the activist who helped craft the law, the doctor who tried to challenge it, and the lessons both sides have taken away from its unprecedented success.

May 19, 2022

The baby formula crisis

For months, parents have been scrambling to feed their children amid a nationwide baby formula shortage. Today, why the supply is so short, and how parents are coping.

May 12, 2022

Washington Post wins Pulitzer Prize for public service for Jan. 6 coverage

More than 100 journalists contributed to revelatory reporting on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, winning the Washington Post the Pulitzer Prize’s most prestigious award.

May 9, 2022

The power of language in the abortion fight

In the ’90s, Buffalo was ground zero for the battle over abortion rights. Today we revisit that time with media columnist Margaret Sullivan — who served as managing editor of the Buffalo News — and talk about how media has shaped the abortion debate.

May 5, 2022

The ruling or the leak? A battle to shape the media narrative on abortion.

Why the significance of the Supreme Court's draft opinion may depend on which news outlet you follow.

May 4, 2022

How it became normal for public officials to attack journalists

Sheriff Alex Villanueva's outburst toward a Los Angeles Times reporter is just the latest misuse of official power, press-freedom advocates say.

April 28, 2022

Chicago Reader, storied alt-weekly, averts closure over vaccine column

The Chicago Reader was on the verge of financial collapse after a debate over censorship and vaccine misinformation threatened to blow-up the newspaper's transition to a nonprofit.

April 26, 2022

A fight over a vaccine column could kill one of the oldest alt-weeklies

The owner of the Chicago Reader objected when the staff raised concerns about the claims in his column. Now the paper faces financial ruin.

April 22, 2022

What ‘greenwashing’ means for climate change

Today on “Post Reports,” the Biden administration announces a plan to welcome Ukrainian refugees. Plus, just in time for Earth Day, our corporate accountability reporter helps you decipher what it means when a company claims to be “green.”

April 21, 2022

The danger of forever chemicals

Today on “Post Reports,” how forever chemicals upended the lives of farmers in Maine — and just how widespread the contamination might be.

April 14, 2022