Marc Fisher

Washington, D.C.

Senior editor reporting on a wide range of topics

Education: Princeton University, AB in history, 1980

Marc Fisher, a senior editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions, over 30 years at the paper. Fisher wrote several Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. 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 P
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At a Christmas parade, ‘Comfort and Joy’ turns to carnage and fear: ‘There were bodies all over the street’

In a moment, a speeding SUV driver wrecked a Wisconsin holiday celebration.

November 22, 2021

After Rittenhouse: Will deadly clashes multiply as the right to self-defense expands?

In a sharply divided nation, who gets to decide when it’s okay to use fatal force?

November 20, 2021

On Travis Scott’s Utopia Mountain, a night of release turns deadly

They came to party, but the crush of people led to panic and hundreds of injuries.

November 6, 2021

750,000 Americans dead as many families feel unity in pain but division in mourning

The national death toll from the pandemic now surpasses the population of three states.

November 3, 2021

Will abortion decide the Virginia governor’s race? McAuliffe says yes; Youngkin, not so much.

For decades, the battle over abortion rights has played a pivotal role in Virginia elections.

October 19, 2021

In scramble for votes in Virginia, emotions flare over Trump, covid and race

McAuliffe and Youngkin press the hottest of buttons to gin up voter enthusiasm.

October 9, 2021

For decades, Trump fought to climb the Forbes rich list. Now he’s off it.

Trump lobbied and lied to the magazine to rise on the list, former Forbes journalists say.

October 6, 2021

Merkel rose to command Europe — thanks to her East German humility

From the start, she knew which reforms to push for and which traditions to keep

October 1, 2021

After Pearl Harbor and 9/11, Americans came together. Have we lost that capacity?

Partisan division and a yawning cultural gulf threaten the nation’s ability to unite in a crisis.

September 27, 2021

These ‘gut-wrenching, scary, spectacular’ photos capture 9/11’s trauma

When the planes hit the World Trade Center, Lyle Owerko captured the attack in real time.

September 10, 2021