Katie Zezima

Washington, D.C.

Education: Boston University, BA in history

Katie Zezima is an editor on the health and science desk. Previously, she was an editor on the America desk and a reporter covering guns, drugs and gambling; the 2016 election and the Obama White House Before coming to The Post in 2014, Katie was a national correspondent for the New York Times in Boston and the Associated Press in Newark, N.J. She was a 2011-2012 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied drug abuse.
Latest from Katie Zezima

Johnson & Johnson, three other companies close in on $26 billion deal on opioid litigation

If finalized, the agreement would funnel money over 18 years to thousands of communities devastated by the epidemic.

November 5, 2020

Coronavirus stay-home orders apply to one in five Americans as confirmed cases are expected to skyrocket

The governors of California, Illinois and New York aim to limit people from interacting.

March 20, 2020

People are still getting tummy tucks and cataract surgeries — and health-care workers fear it puts all at risk for coronavirus

The federal government is asking Americans to stay home and limit gatherings. Yet, surgery centers are still open for elective procedures -- bariatric surgery, breast augmentation and cataract surgery. Many wonder why the federal and state governments are not being more aggressive about shutting them down.

March 20, 2020

Amid coronavirus clampdown, Americans urged not to travel abroad; Italy surpasses China in deaths

Senate Republicans introduced a $1 trillion fiscal package to blunt the economic pain from the coronavirus.

March 19, 2020

Trump, Trudeau agree to close U.S.-Canada border to ‘nonessential’ traffic

Officials said trade and trucking will not be affected.

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus closures accelerate nationwide, but wide gaps remain

The U.S. strategy has been a patchwork, with states, cities and counties making their own calls.

March 17, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus response has become a national guide to the crisis

The 73-year-old Republican is winning praise from public health officials and politicians in both parties.

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus is shutting down American life as states try to battle outbreak

Governors closed schools, iconic sporting events were canceled, and President Trump declared a national emergency.

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus now a global pandemic as U.S., world scramble to control outbreak

World leaders concede the toll of the virus will become far worse.

March 11, 2020

Schools close, National Guard deployed to help New York suburb stem spread of coronavirus

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a one-mile radius “containment zone” in New Rochelle to stop the spread of the virus.

March 10, 2020