Maham Javaid

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer, General Assignment Desk

Education: New York University, MA in Near Eastern Studies ; Lahore University of Management Sciences, BA in Social Sciences

Maham Javaid is a general assignment reporter who joined The Washington Post in 2022. She came to The Post from the New York Times, where she spent part of 2022 covering the war in Ukraine and other news for the Live desk. Javaid, a 2022 International Women's Media Foundation Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow, wrote opinions and editorials for the Boston Globe as part of her fellowship. Javaid grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and moved to Washington, D.C., after spending many years in New York.
Latest from Maham Javaid

Walmart shooter described as aggressive, angry, but motive unclear

A clearer picture began to emerge Thursday of the man believed to have shot and killed six colleagues in Chesapeake, Va.

November 24, 2022

Families of Chesapeake Walmart shooting victims mourn their losses

The six people killed were all Walmart employees.

November 24, 2022

Gunman who killed 6 at Virginia Walmart was store employee; victims’ names released

Chesapeake Police said early Wednesday that six people were killed in the attack and that the shooter also died.

November 23, 2022

Man arrested in ‘executions’ of 4 at Oklahoma pot farm

Chen Wu, 45, was nabbed by Miami Beach Police detectives Tuesday after a license plate reader flagged the car he was driving.

November 23, 2022

Officials identify five killed in Colorado shooting

A shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, killed at least five people. The suspect is hospitalized, and officials said they would seek murder charges.

November 21, 2022

Suspect in deadly LGBTQ club shooting was subdued by patrons, Colorado police say

Colorado Springs police said five people were killed and at least 25 were injured in the shooting at the Club Q nightclub. The suspect was hospitalized.

November 21, 2022

How to help those affected by the Colorado LGBTQ nightclub shooting

Here's where to donate to victims and survivors, including the Colorado Healing Fund, created to deal with the aftermath of mass violence.

November 20, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Kyiv braces for emergency blackouts; Ukraine says missile parts could have entered Poland amid chaos

The Swedish investigation also found “traces of explosives on several of the foreign objects that were found” at the site of the blasts.

November 18, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Strikes reported across Ukraine; grain deal extended by four months

Multiple explosions were reported across Ukraine Thursday, including in the capital, Kyiv, in Odessa in the south and in the central city of Dnipro.

November 17, 2022

The FBI closed the book on Z-Library, and readers and authors clashed

When authorities shut down an online library of pirated material, book lovers grappled with the consequences of not paying for art and the price of higher education.

November 17, 2022