National security reporter Education: City University, London, MA in international journalism; University of California at Berkeley, BA in humanities Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She covers cybersecurity counterterrorism and intelligence issues. She has probed Russia’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and contacts between aides to President Trump and Russian officials, work which led her and her colleagues to win a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. She was part of another team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014 for reporting on the hidden scope of government surveillance and its policy implications. Nakashima has also served as a Southeast Asia correspondent and covered the White House and Virginia state politics. She joined The Post in 1995. Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, 2014
Gerald Loeb Award 2014, NSA stories
Society of American Business Editors and Writers enterprise award 2009, for the story "Banking Regulator Played Advocate over Enforcer"
Daily Californian Alumni Association Alumna of the Year, 2017
Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, 2018
The emails claimed to be from the Proud Boys, a far-right group supportive of President Trump, but appeared instead to be a deceptive campaign making use of a vulnerability in the organization’s online network.