María Luisa Paúl

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: University of Notre Dame, BA in political science and economics

María Luisa Paúl is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix team. Paul hails from Caracas, Venezuela. She first joined The Post as an intern on the General Assignment desk and has previously reported at the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. In 2021, Paúl graduated from the University of Notre Dame, receiving degrees in political science and economics, with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. At Notre Dame, she served as talent and inclusion director, news writer and podcast host for the Observer, the university's independent, student-run newspaper.
Latest from María Luisa Paúl

Alexa has a new voice — your dead relative’s

Alexa will be able to mimic any person's voice based on short audio clips. But experts say the technology could bring security and ethical problems.

June 23, 2022

Tributes pour in for El Chango, the Mexican narco pet monkey shot dead

"El Chango" died after a deadly standoff between a cartel and security forces. The news of his death inspired photo collages, tributes and even a song.

June 22, 2022

U.S. attorney general visits Kyiv as heavy fighting continues in Luhansk

Ukraine faces an increasingly grim fight in the Luhansk region, where Ukrainian officials warn that Russia is staging heavy military equipment.

June 22, 2022

Investors paid thousands for rare wines. It was a scam, feds say.

The five-year, two-continent saga resulted in the arrest of Casey Alexander, who resides in England, on a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

June 20, 2022

Video shows inmates intervene after guard was choked with a pillowcase

As Deputy Lillian Jimenez was being choked with the pillowcase, some inmates at a Hillsborough County, Fla., jail intervened, surveillance video shows.

June 17, 2022

Charging 69 cents for gas was an ‘honest mistake’ he’s hoping to repay

John Szczecina's blunder cost the California gas station some $20,000 at a time when gas prices are at a record high.

June 16, 2022

A school made girls wear skirts. A court ruled it unconstitutional.

An appeals court in North Carolina ruled that a dress code “based on the view that girls are ‘fragile vessels’" can no longer be enforced.

June 15, 2022

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ writer sentenced to life for killing husband

In 2011, Nancy Crampton Brophy wrote about the different ways one could murder their husband. A little more than a decade later, she was sentenced to life in prison for doing so.

June 14, 2022

Russia makes progress in the east as Ukraine pleads for weapons

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Sweden. Russia could capture Severodonetsk in days and the entire Luhansk region soon after, a U.S. official says.

June 13, 2022

Ukraine pleas for ammunition grow amid intense firefight in East

Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said on national television that there is evidence of a potential cholera outbreak that could kill thousands as a result of the port city’s water supply being poisoned by blood from dead bodies that have yet to be collected.

June 10, 2022