The Washington Post

Marc Fisher

Senior editor


Despite soaring rates of heroin addiction, treatment remains hard to access and prohibitively expensive.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Pastoral message made people feel good, but some Catholics question whether it can bridge church divides.

  • Sep 27, 2015

A rainbow appeared as Pope Francis began his 11-minute drive through the park, prompting some to weep.

  • Sep 25, 2015

A woman who saw the pope at St. Patrick in the City said: “We are in heaven, with this missionary from God.”

  • Sep 24, 2015

He was known as the Mighty Burner on Washington’s WOL in the 1970s.

  • Sep 12, 2015

A world devoted to smartphones, social media and walkable cities overtakes our love affair with wheels.

  • Sep 2, 2015

The White House initiative to be unveiled Monday will focus on better cooperation between law enforcement and health officials to combat overdose fatalities, which have quadrupled in a decade.

  • Aug 16, 2015

A well-intentioned nationwide crackdown on prescription opiates creates a different epidemic.

  • Jul 30, 2015

With the closure of Maine’s largest rehab facility, some are resorting to desperate measures to get help.

  • Jul 26, 2015

Marc Fisher on Ben Bradlee and Marion Barry.

  • Oct 21, 2014
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Marc Fisher, a Senior Editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He recently completed two years as The Post’s Enterprise Editor for local news, leading a team of writers creating narrative journalism and experimenting with new forms of storytelling for web and print editions of the newspaper.

Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s Special Reports Editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered the D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an Assistant City Editor.

His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007). The book traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching a course on The Journalism of Daily Life.

Fisher is also the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.
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