Isaac Stanley-Becker

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter on the national staff

Education: Yale University, BA in History; University of Oxford, MA in History; University of Oxford, DPhil in History

Isaac Stanley-Becker is an investigative reporter on the national staff of The Washington Post. He previously worked nights and reported from across Europe for The Post. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar.
Latest from Isaac Stanley-Becker

Arizona’s water troubles show how climate change is reshaping the West

The decision by Arizona this week to limit residential construction in some parts of the fast-growing Phoenix suburbs is another major warning about how climate change is disrupting lifestyles and economies of the West.

June 4, 2023

N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez escaped legal peril once. Can he do it again?

A sprawling criminal investigation has now renewed scrutiny of the powerful Democrat.

June 3, 2023

Phoenix area can’t meet groundwater demands over next century

A new report amounts to a chilling warning for a region that has been a development hot spot for new residents and high-tech businesses.

June 1, 2023

George Santos, under indictment, shuffles campaign treasurers

The changes came as the law firm performing compliance work for his campaign split with the embattled congressman.

May 20, 2023

Top DeSantis adviser has charted a lucrative path in GOP

Jeff Roe and his firm, Axiom Strategies, have guided thousands of campaigns and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 19, 2023

George Santos confesses to theft in Brazil to avoid prosecution

A day earlier, the New York congressman pleaded not guilty to wide-ranging charges brought by federal prosecutors in New York.

May 11, 2023

Rep. George Santos pleads not guilty to 13 counts of financial crimes

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) has been charged with federal crimes after a months-long investigation and is expected to appear in court on Long Island on Wednesday.

May 10, 2023

Rep. George Santos charged by federal prosecutors, people familiar say

The freshman Republican congressman from New York has been under intense scrutiny for dubious claims about his life and business experience.

May 10, 2023

Tucker Carlson floats plan to host alternative GOP debate in post-Fox future

The fired Fox News host wants to be more than a podcaster. He has talked to Trump about a candidate forum and would forfeit millions owed in his Fox contract.

May 4, 2023

Bill would require disclosure of AI-generated content in political ads

Legislation introduced Tuesday by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) responds to AI’s increasing deployment in political messaging.

May 2, 2023