Lizzie Johnson

Washington, D.C.

Enterprise Reporter with a focus on narrative journalism

Education: University of Missouri at Columbia, BA in Journalism; University of Missouri at Columbia, BA in Political Science

Lizzie Johnson is a reporter on The Washington Post's local enterprise team. Previously, she was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, the Omaha World-Herald and El Sol de San Telmo in Buenos Aires. Johnson is a three-time finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. The California News Publishers Association has recognized her for Best Writing, Best Profile, Best Enterprise and Best Feature. In 2021, she won first place for long-form feature writing in the Best of the West contest. She has appeared o
Latest from Lizzie Johnson

National Spelling Bee rivals: Two kids vie for supremacy after tying last year

Kirsten Santos, 12, and Surya Kapu, 14, were the only returning finalists. They’d tied for fifth place. Each wanted to win this year.

June 1, 2023

Saving Antonio: Can a renowned hospital keep a boy from being shot again?

After a 13-year-old was nearly killed outside his mom’s apartment, Children’s National Hospital went beyond treating his bullet wounds

May 3, 2023

Dancers shimmy and shake at Emancipation Day celebration at BLM Plaza

While Saturday had brought a parade, a concert and fireworks, Sunday’s celebration at Black Lives Matter Plaza was focused on wellness.

April 16, 2023

Man struck and killed by Metro train

Security camera footage showed a man walking into a tunnel near the Pentagon City stop.

April 15, 2023

Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington, police say

The man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in the Greenway neighborhood of D.C., officials said.

April 9, 2023

Maryland day-care worker arrested after videos show alleged child abuse

The videos of Kayla Greenwell’s alleged abuse at the Oxon Hill Center for Early Learning quickly gained social media attention.

April 8, 2023

The alleged Ponzi scheme that preyed on Mormons

Today on the show, the $500 million alleged Ponzi scheme that preyed on Mormons.

March 6, 2023

    An alleged $500 million Ponzi scheme preyed on Mormons. It ended with FBI gunfire.

    In Las Vegas, a lawyer with huge gambling debts is accused of a financial fraud that left hundreds of victims in its wake

    February 1, 2023

    ‘Treason!’ Moorish Americans facing gun charges create disarray in Md. courtroom

    Two Moorish Americans facing gun charges after a Charles County traffic stop made their first appearance in court Friday as their supporters shouted, "This is treason!"

    December 30, 2022

    Migrants bused from Texas arrive at VP’s house on frigid Christmas Eve

    Republican governors, such as Texas's Greg Abbott, have been sending migrants to East Coast cities in protest of national immigration policies.

    December 25, 2022