Joanna Slater

National correspondent

Education: Smith College, BA ; Columbia University, MA in International Affairs and MS in Journalism

Joanna Slater is a national correspondent for The Washington Post focusing on the Northeast. Previously she served as the paper's India bureau chief based in New Delhi. She is an an award-winning foreign correspondent whose career includes assignments in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has reported from more than 20 countries. Prior to joining The Post, she worked at Canada's Globe & Mail and the Wall Street Journal. She was based in Asia for seven years, first in Hong Kong and then Mumbai. In 2014-5, she was posted in Berlin, where she covered Europe’s refugee crisis. Slater began
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Top federal prosecutor in Mass. abused power to influence local election, inspector general says

The alleged misconduct in the report appears to shatter the reputation of one of the country’s most high-profile liberal prosecutors.

May 17, 2023

Mass killings leave Americans fearful, numb and wondering: Am I next?

As the country confronts a fresh string of mass killings in everyday places, the unrelenting violence is exacting a psychological toll.

May 13, 2023

When the homeless need help, she answers the call

As an operator on Connecticut's homelessness hotline, Shanta Wiley hears from people sleeping in cars, evicted by landlords or turned out by relatives.

May 2, 2023

In lawsuit against Trump over rape claim, his accusers hope for vindication

Women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct see the trial in New York as a rare chance for justice.

April 29, 2023

Democratic states stockpile abortion pills as access rests in courts

The Supreme Court's Friday night stay has given Democratic states more time to craft opposition to conservative efforts to dramatically restrict abortion rights.

April 21, 2023

Across the country, Trump’s arrest draws celebration and indignation

The reaction to Trump's arrest largely — but not completely — mirrored the partisan divisions that have split the country and seemed to widen during his presidency.

April 5, 2023

What we know about the Nashville shooter, the guns used and the warnings

Many questions remain after the Nashville shooting, which killed three children and three adults, at the Covenant School. Here's what we know about the shooter.

March 30, 2023

Nashville shooter warned friend of ‘something bad’ in Instagram messages

Averianna Patton received disturbing messages on Instagram from her former basketball teammate shortly before the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville.

March 29, 2023

Police: Nashville shooter was under a doctor’s care for ‘emotional disorder’

The shooter legally purchased seven firearms before Monday’s attack at a Christian school that left six dead, including three children, according to police.

March 28, 2023

In New York, a city official welcoming migrants used to be one

Manuel Castro was once an undocumented immigrant himself, crossing into the United States as a child. Now he's the city’s commissioner for immigrant affairs.

March 24, 2023