Laura Vozzella

Richmond, Va.

Local reporter covering Virginia politics

Education: Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., BA in English Literature

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she was a political columnist and food writer at the Baltimore Sun. She dutifully recorded hockey sums and breaking news for the Associated Press in Boston, covered federal court for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and chronicled everything that moved in a small Connecticut town for her hometown newspaper, the Hartford Courant.
Latest from Laura Vozzella

Video shows Va. deputies pile on top of Irvo Otieno before his death

As many as 10 sheriff’s deputies and medical staff at Virginia’s Central State Hospital can be seen piling on top of Irvo Otieno, according to new video.

March 22, 2023

Video shows deputies smother Va. man for 11 minutes before death, family says

Family members of Irvo Otieno were shown video of the encounter, as prosecutors charged 3 hospital workers with murder. Seven deputies already had been charged.

March 16, 2023

Virginia delegate faces felony hit-and-run charges

Del. C. Matthew Fariss faces felony charges stemming from a hit-and-run last week involving a passenger who’d gotten out of his vehicle, Virginia State Police said.

March 8, 2023

Youngkin’s CNN appearance poses opportunity, risk for potential 2024 bid

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, barely registering in GOP presidential polls, gets a chance to boost his name ID at a CNN town hall on education.

March 8, 2023

Filler-Corn, first woman as Va. House speaker, joins wave of departures

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax), the first woman and first Jewish person to serve as Virginia House speaker, will retire, but is eying a run for governor.

March 7, 2023

Youngkin resumes out-of-state travel amid mixed signals on 2024 plans

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) made a fundraising trip to New York on Wednesday amid mixed signals about his presidential ambitions in the 2024 cycle.

March 1, 2023

Va. General Assembly ends session with no budget deal, leaving money unspent

Virginia lawmakers ended their 2023 General Assembly session Saturday without overcoming partisan differences on the budget, failing to pass tax cuts or spending hikes.

February 27, 2023

Bagby wins primary for McClellan’s Virginia Senate seat, will face GOP’s Imholt

Democrat Lamont Bagby and Republican Stephen Imholt will compete in a March 28 general election for a brief stint in Richmond’s closely divided upper chamber.

February 26, 2023

Richard Saslaw, Virginia’s longest-serving state senator, will retire

Saslaw’s retirement is one of many this year, some hastened by new legislative maps that have pitted many House and Senate incumbents against each other.

February 24, 2023

Families of Virginia Beach shooting victims seek $40 million from state

Relatives of seven people killed in a 2019 Virginia Beach mass shooting, represented by former Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, are seeking a $40 million settlement.

February 22, 2023