Manuel Roig-Franzia

Washington, D.C.

Feature reporter

Education: UCLA, BA in English; Northwestern University, Master's in journalism

Manuel Roig-Franzia is a feature writer in The Washington Post’s Style section, where he profiles national figures in the worlds of politics, the law and the arts. He previously served as bureau chief in Miami for The Post's National staff and in Mexico City for the Post's Foreign staff. He has covered U.S. and international presidential campaigns, the January 2010 Haiti earthquake and more than a dozen major hurricanes, including Katrina. He is the author of "The Rise of Marco Rubio," a biography of the Florida senator and former Republican presidential candidate. Roig-Franzia was born in S
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December 7, 2022

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