Enterprise reporter covering the Washington region and beyond Education: Princeton University, AB in English; American University, MA in journalism
Ian Shapira joined The Washington Post right after graduating from Princeton University in 2000. He started off as a Style reporter and then quickly joined the Metro section, where he spent nine years covering Washington's far-flung suburbs. In 2008, he was a member of the Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for the newspaper's coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. In 2011, he earned his master's degree in digital journalism from American University. In 2012, his reporting on a Renoir painting scheduled for a public auction led to the piece's FBI seizure and revelation that it had been stolen decades before. Now, he enjoys writing about the CIA — its history and the people who have worked there and their families. In his spare time, he is pursuing a MFA degree in fiction writing at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.
Honors & Awards:
Member of Washington Post team that won the breaking news Pulitzer Prize in 2008