Luis Velarde

Washington, D.C.

National news video editor

Education: Georgetown University, Universidad Privada del Valle

Luis Velarde is a video editor and video journalist on the national desk at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2018 after having spent years at Univision News, the Associated Press and BBC News as a multimedia producer. In 2020, he was part of a team of Post reporters who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for its “2°C: Beyond the Limit” series, which showed that extreme climate warming is already upon us. Luis has also covered earthquakes and unrest in Latin American countries, the plight of fishermen in the South China Sea, and more recently, the war on drug
Latest from Luis Velarde

‘Still a nightmare’: Surfside families mark one year since collapse

On the first anniversary of the Surfside condo collapse, many families of those killed say they remain in a state of limbo. A judge on Thursday gave final approval for a $1 billion settlement to families who lost loved ones, but it offers no answers as to what happened, and assigns no blame.

June 24, 2022

    Surfside victims mark first anniversary of condo collapse

    Record-breaking settlements for victims and their relatives have failed to provide closure a year after the Surfside, Fla. condo building collapsed.

    June 24, 2022

      Mallinckrodt executives testify on opioid crisis

      Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, one of the country’s largest opioid producers, filed for bankruptcy in 2020. Depositions of top executives were released May 10.

      May 10, 2022

        Inside The Post’s 2022 Pulitzer Prize win for Jan. 6 coverage

        More than 100 editors and reporters gathered in The Post newsroom on May 9 to celebrate winning the Pulitzer’s gold medal prize for public service.

        May 9, 2022

          Why the battle for Mariupol is key in the next phase of the war in Ukraine

          The battle for control over eastern and southern Ukrainian cities is the latest stage in this war, as Russia attempts to solidify its grip on the Black Sea.

          April 19, 2022

            Is Ukraine winning the information war? Depends on who you ask.

            Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has effectively shown the world what Russia’s war has meant for Ukraine. But inside Russia, the story is different.

            April 5, 2022

              The rise and evolution of Russia’s oligarchs

              In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the West sanctioned some of his closest advisers.

              March 23, 2022

                Why Putin’s military strategy in Ukraine has not gone according to plan

                After more than two weeks of war, Russia has failed to establish military dominance over Ukraine. Here's why.

                March 11, 2022

                  The sanctions on Russia, explained

                  In just over a week, Western allies have imposed one of the most rapidly moving sanction campaigns in modern history against Russia.

                  March 2, 2022

                    Video shows smoldering bodies after missile strike on Kyiv’s TV tower

                    Video exclusive to The Washington Post shows a chaotic scene as firefighters rush to extinguish the flames and civilians try to clear the area.

                    March 1, 2022