Emma Talkoff

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Audio Producer

Education: Harvard University, BA in history & literature, minor in East Asian studies

Emma Talkoff is an assistant producer for The Washington Post’s daily podcast “Post Reports.” Before joining The Post in April 2021, she worked at NPR, where she was most recently a producer on “Morning Edition” and “Up First.” During the 2020 primary season, she was a booker for NPR’s elections team, coordinating with campaigns, reporters on the ground and hosts in studio during hours of live coverage. Before working at NPR, Emma was an intern at Time, reporting on breaking news and politics for the magazine’s D.C. bureau. While in college, she was the co-chair for the Harvard Crimson’s wee
Latest from Emma Talkoff

The Arizona news anchor turned GOP darling

In a campaign season filled with critical races, Republican Kari Lake’s bid to be the next governor of Arizona stands out. Reporter Ruby Cramer joins us to discuss Lake’s candidacy, and why some think she represents the future of the GOP.

November 1, 2022

How the war in Ukraine is shaping Ohio’s Senate race

The war in Ukraine may be thousands of miles away from Ohio. But because of the state’s large Ukrainian population, the war could determine who wins the state’s open Senate seat: isolationist Republican J.D. Vance or Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan.

October 31, 2022

The illness straining pediatric hospitals

Today on “Post Reports,” why RSV — respiratory syncytial virus — is overwhelming children’s hospitals, and what parents can do to keep their children safe.

October 28, 2022

Will you ever be able to buy a house?

Today on “Post Reports,” we talk about mortgage rates, which are the highest they’ve been in two decades – what that means for the housing market, and why it could make housing costs even higher for renters and buyers alike – at least in the short term.

October 27, 2022

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s rise to power

Rishi Sunak is Britain’s new prime minister – the third one in two months. He’s also the first person of color to lead the country. But will he really be a departure from his predecessors?

October 26, 2022

The pandemic wake-up call for schools

What data from the “nation’s report card” shows about how students progressed during the pandemic — and why people like Education Secretary Miguel Cardona are calling the results “appalling and unacceptable.”

October 25, 2022

Can Fetterman flip a Senate seat in Pennsylvania?

Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz are in a tight Senate race in purple Pennsylvania. The stakes are high as the nation waits to see if Democrats can flip this seat.

October 24, 2022

America has a Black sperm donor shortage

Only 2 percent of sperm donors in the United States are Black. This, in turn, leaves many aspiring Black parents with an agonizing choice: choose a donor of another race or try to buy sperm from unregulated apps and online groups.

October 21, 2022

The Black-White covid death rate flipped. Why?

Today on “Post Reports,” why White people in the U.S. are now more likely to die of covid than Black Americans.

October 20, 2022

Battleground Georgia

Georgia, once a Republican bastion, elected two Democratic senators in 2020 and was key to Joe Biden’s victory, but a circus of a Senate race and a rematch for governor could swing the state in a whole new direction.

October 19, 2022