Reporter covering health care
Education: Northwestern University, BS in journalism and political science. ; American University, MSJ in journalism.
Fenit Nirappil is a reporter for the Health & Science team who covers public health, infectious diseases and LGBTQ issues. He joined the team in 2020 to cover the coronavirus pandemic. He previously spent five years on the local politics team covering D.C. government and politics, Virginia elections and government accountability. Before joining the Post, he covered the California state house for the Associated Press and Portland suburbs for The Oregonian.