Eli Saslow

Washington, D.C.

Reporter on the National desk

Education: Syracuse University, 2004

Eli Saslow is an author and a staff writer for The Washington Post, where he travels the country to write in-depth stories about the impact of major national issues on individual lives. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about the rise of food stamps and hunger in the United States. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017. Both of his books were published by DoubleDay: Rising out of Hatred, forthcoming in Sept. of 2018; and Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President, in 2012. An occasional co
Latest from Eli Saslow

The nuclear missile next door

What it’s like to live with a bomb stronger than 20 Hiroshimas in a time of rising worldwide tensions.

April 17, 2022

The death spiral of an American family

After generations of stability, a family reckons with death, debts and a desperate fall from the American middle class.

March 20, 2022

The moral calculations of a billionaire

After the best year in history to be among the super-rich, one of America’s 745 billionaires wonders: “What’s enough? What’s the answer?”

January 30, 2022

The return of the 10-minute eviction

Lennie McCloskey has removed more than 20,000 tenants from their homes with eviction orders over the past 20 years. In the post-pandemic return to normal, his work has become more relentless and unpredictable.

December 15, 2021

The vaccine countdown

In Washington state, a mandate for Covid-19 vaccinations leaves a hospital staff deeply divided over whether to comply.

November 6, 2021

The new real estate normal

In the fracturing American economy, any property can inspire a bidding war — and shut some people out.

July 20, 2021

    ‘The mansion on Emerson Street’

    Like many cities across the U.S., the homeless population in Portland has increased due to the coronavirus, leading the overwhelmed city to start issuing ultimatums to people to clear out.

    June 12, 2021

    The battle for 1042 Cutler Street

    As landlords and tenants go broke across the U.S., the next crisis point of the pandemic approaches.

    May 1, 2021

    The missing students of the pandemic

    A California school official searches his district for the hundreds left behind by covid-19.

    March 21, 2021

    ‘Tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll start to feel better.’

    Kaitlin Denis, on approaching Year 2 of living with covid-19

    February 15, 2021