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

Others saw a rusty old lighthouse. This man saw opportunity.

The Hooper Island Lighthouse is in a “danger area,” has no electricity and is made with hazardous lead-based paint. Richard Cucé decided to rescue it.

February 3, 2023

This woman combats a White-dominated book industry by printing her own

Kelsea Johnson, a D.C. native, co-founded Stirred Stories, a company that is "publishing for a better tomorrow."

January 28, 2023

Demonstrators gather in D.C. as Tyre Nichols video is released

Police shut down a stretch of K Street NW, where demonstrators gathered initially before moving to Lafayette Square.

January 27, 2023

After violence, D.C. officials demand ‘accountability.’ Defining it is harder.

Officials often use the term to imply someone else, or some other institution, needs to do more.

January 20, 2023

As D.C. hosts annual parade, King family honors justice groups

The King family is thinking ahead to August, when it will return to D.C. to mark the 60-year anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

January 16, 2023

Social media sleuths seek name of Karon Blake’s shooter, as outrage builds

D.C.'s police chief warned the hunt for the name of the 13-year-old's shooter was counterproductive, and identifying the wrong people.

January 13, 2023

Charges dropped against prominent D.C. activist

Kevin Cramer Jr. had been arrested during an October climate protest

January 11, 2023

Pressure mounts on D.C. police to name resident who killed 13-year-old

The man told investigators he shot the youth after seeing him break into vehicles.

January 9, 2023

Ashli Babbitt’s mother arrested on Capitol riot anniversary

Micki Witthoeft "asked to be arrested," police said, on the two-year anniversary of the death of her daughter, who was killed when she stormed the U.S. Capitol.

January 6, 2023

A ‘hate castle’ or welcome neighbor? VDare divides a West Virginia town.

In Berkeley Springs, the purchase of an iconic castle by VDare, which some consider a hate group, has led to angst and ugliness in the tourist town

January 4, 2023