National reporter covering law enforcement and criminal justice Education: University of Florida Mark Berman is a national reporter who often focuses on law enforcement, criminal justice and other issues for The Washington Post. He joined the National desk in 2014. Berman has reported on mass shootings, terror attacks, natural disasters, politics, the death penalty, sexual misconduct allegations, police shootings and other major stories. He was part of a team at The Post that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2013 Navy Yard shooting and another team that was a finalist for its coverage of the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, in 2019. Berman has been at The Post since 2007 and, before joining the National staff, was a transportation reporter and a local reporter on the Local staff.