Erin Cox

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering Maryland state politics

Education: University of Colorado, BS in journalism; University of Colorado, BA in biochemistry

Erin Cox is a political reporter who has covered Maryland and Annapolis since 2007 and writes about scandal, policy, people, politics and life in Maryland. She joined The Washington Post in 2018 after stints at the Baltimore Sun and Annapolis Capital. She began her career at the Orlando Sentinel.
Latest from Erin Cox

Md. tightened gun laws after watershed high-court ruling. The NRA sued.

As Gov. Wes Moore signed Maryland gun laws sparked by a Supreme Court ruling, the National Rifle Association challenged the legislation in federal court.

May 16, 2023

Moore heralds modest tax breaks for veterans — and promises more

Moore, a former Army officer, traveled to a National Guard base to sign into law bills that benefit veterans, including tax breaks and free burials for spouses.

May 12, 2023

Maryland expands gender-affirming care for trans people on Medicaid

Democrats say the legislation sends a practical and symbolic message at a time of unprecedented targeting of transgender people by politicians in GOP-leaning states.

May 3, 2023

Poll: 53 percent of Maryland residents approve of Wes Moore

47 percent think Maryland is moving in the right direction under Wes Moore, the poll found.

May 2, 2023

Gov. Wes Moore puts investments in blind trust, including $1.1M in cannabis stock

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore put $2.5 million of his financial portfolio - the liquid portion of his private wealth - into a blind trust while he is a public official.

May 1, 2023

Nation’s first Indian American state legislator to leave Md. House

Maryland Del. Kumar Barve (D-Montgomery), known for his quick wit, will leave the legislature to regulate environmental policy he helped draft over the past three decades.

April 28, 2023

On a ‘national holiday’ for Commanders fans, stadium talk intensifies

After news broke that Josh Harris had reached a tentative deal to buy the Commanders, fans rejoiced and lawmakers discussed the potential for a new stadium.

April 13, 2023

Gov. Wes Moore emphasizes poverty at first international speech

Gov. Wes Moore crossed the Atlantic to ask global powerbrokers to help him fight child poverty in Maryland.

April 13, 2023

Gov. Moore to court philanthropists in U.K. during first overseas trip

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's first international trip will feature trade meetings near Oxford and a keynote speech at the Skoll World Forum, a philanthropy conference.

April 11, 2023

Md. Republicans demanded the speaker step aside. Black lawmakers demand an apology.

The state's Legislative Black Caucus wants a public apology from Republican lawmakers who tried get the House speaker to step aside in the final minutes of the legislative session.

April 11, 2023