Lauren Tierney

Washington, D.C.

Senior Graphic Reporter focusing on cartography

Education: University of Oregon, MS in Geography; University of Oregon, BA in Geography and Spanish

Lauren Tierney is a Senior Graphics Reporter at The Washington Post, focusing on mapping, weather and natural disaster coverage. Before joining the Post in 2017, she was a Graphics Editor at National Geographic Magazine, and has a masters degree in geography from the University of Oregon. She is a cartographer who enjoys telling stories with maps and specializes in mapping environment, climate, wildlife, and adventure topics.
Latest from Lauren Tierney

Fitting the World Cup into tiny Qatar

Qatar is the smallest country ever to hold the tournament, dwarfed by prior hosts Russia and Brazil, and a future host: the entire continent of North America.

November 26, 2022

Abortion is now banned in these states. See where laws have changed.

Thirteen states had "trigger bans" to criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Several other states are working to enact other laws.

November 23, 2022

Tracking the path of Nicole

Track the latest forecasts, maps and projected path of Tropical Storm Nicole as it moves from the Atlantic Ocean through the Bahamas toward Florida.

November 10, 2022

Fetterman bested Biden across Pennsylvania to flip a U.S. Senate seat

The Fetterman campaign emphasized rural parts of Pennsylvania, trimming GOP margins.

November 9, 2022

    When polls close — and how long counting votes might take — in each state

    Here's what time polls close and how long it might take to get election results for the 2022 midterms, according to the Associated Press.

    November 8, 2022

      Maps show the impacts of Hurricane Ian

      Hurricane Ian's impact in Florida shown in maps visualizing precipitation, storm surge or power outages.

      October 1, 2022

      How Fiona was a different kind of storm than Maria

      How Hurricane Fiona was very different from Hurricane Maria when they hit Puerto Rico five years apart.

      September 21, 2022

        Northern Mexico has a historic water shortage. These maps explain why.

        As water demand has grown, researchers say a lack of rain and mismanagement has led to one of the worst droughts in the northern half of the country.

        August 9, 2022

        What it’s like to have a baby in the states that will ban abortion

        Many of the states that are banning abortion have the highest rates of uninsured women and the highest rates of maternal deaths.

        July 1, 2022

          These maps illustrate the seriousness of the western drought

          Historic drought has spurred depleted groundwater, vanishing snowpack and dried out lakes -- and it's going to get worse.

          June 16, 2022