Josh Hicks covered Maryland politics and government, focusing on the governor and state legislature. He left The Washington Post in March 2018. He previously anchored The Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining The Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011. Earlier, he lived in New Zealand for eight months and worked as a commercial fisherman and fruit picker.