Ellie Silverman

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering protest movements, activism and local news

Education: University of Maryland, College Park

Ellie Silverman covers protest movements, activism and local news. At The Post, she has also covered local crime and courts. She has previously reported on retail, breaking news and general assignment stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer, her hometown paper. Silverman has also contributed to ​the Seattle Times, McClatchy, the Hill and the Capital Gazette. Silverman graduated from the University of Maryland, where she reported for the Diamondback.
Latest from Ellie Silverman

Parents looking for children’s Tylenol, ibuprofen find empty shelves

Demand from waves of RSV, flu and covid are causing sporadic shortages of children' drugs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol for some hospitals and retail stores.

December 1, 2022

Three Virginia teens create a ‘period pantry’ for free pads, tampons

Ariyanna Ghala, Ramsey Warner and Isabel Buescher, all 14, have been stocking the Vienna, Va., pantry with donations and hope the community support continues.

November 25, 2022

Man fatally stabbed in Northeast Washington, police say

D.C. police responded to a report of a stabbing Friday at about 5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Riggs Road NE, near LaSalle-Backus Elementary School.

November 12, 2022

D.C. activists rally for Brittney Griner at Russian Embassy

The protest is a direct response to a Russian court on Tuesday rejecting Griner’s appeal against her more-than-nine-year prison sentence on drug charges.

October 27, 2022

Criticism grows after Penn State cancels event with Proud Boys founder

A Penn State student group had invited Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, and comedian Alex Stein to speak on campus, sparking intense opposition.

October 25, 2022

With speeches, stars and a blow-up joint, protesters press Biden on pot

Protesters plan to rally with Redman and M-1 of Dead Prez for marijuana post-conviction reform at the White House and DNC headquarters.

October 24, 2022

Sentenced to 40 years, Biden’s marijuana pardons left him behind

Protest will advocate for the estimated 2,800 people who are in federal prison over cannabis-related convictions.

October 23, 2022

King family, veterans demand accountability for U.S. Capitol riot

Veterans rallied in D.C. with the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and groups united in their belief that the U.S. Capitol riot was an attack on democracy.

October 20, 2022

Protesters who shut down Beltway arrested after demanding Biden declare climate emergency

The demonstration lasted from about 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. on the Beltway’s inner loop Monday near the U.S. 29/Colesville Road exit.

October 10, 2022

Women’s March rallies in D.C. for reproductive rights ahead of midterms

Abortion rights advocates in D.C. gathered at Folger Park for a rally before marching to Union Square, a public park near the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

October 8, 2022