Martine Powers

Washington, D.C.

Host, Post Reports

Education: Yale University, BA in African American studies; Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Mass.

Martine Powers is the host of "Post Reports," the Post's flagship daily news podcast. She has worked at The Post since 2016, covering transportation and infrastructure, serving as interim host of The Post's "Can He Do That?" politics podcast, and also reporting, writing and hosting a narrative miniseries on midterm elections, "How to Flip the House." Before The Post, Powers worked at the Boston Globe and Politico, and spent a year as a Fulbright fellow in Trinidad & Tobago. Powers is also an audio producer and a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop for audio journalism.
Latest from Martine Powers

The essential labor of care work

On today’s “Post Reports,” a conversation with author Angela Garbes about her new book, “Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change.”

August 6, 2022

Flying is a mess. Blame the airlines.

What’s to blame for a summer of flight disruptions. And the legacy of pioneering “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols.

August 5, 2022

The steel mill town being reshaped by abortion

Today on “Post Reports,” we take you to a conservative-leaning steel town in Illinois grappling with its new role as home to the closest abortion clinics for many patients in the South and Midwest post-Roe.

August 4, 2022

When abortion is on the ballot

An abortion access victory in Kansas. Trump-backed candidates on the rise. What the results of Tuesday’s elections could mean for the midterms in the fall.

August 3, 2022

Is Afghanistan harboring terrorists — again?

The killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the world’s most wanted terrorist, leaves al-Qaeda in a leadership crisis. But the drone strike ordered by President Biden also highlights new tensions with the Taliban one year after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

August 2, 2022

He voted to impeach Trump. Did it kill his career?

Rep. Peter Meijer was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, but back in his district, a renegade right-wing base on the rise hopes to punish him for his vote.

August 1, 2022

Your kids’ apps are spying on them. Here’s what to do.

Today on “Post Reports,” we talk to tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler about how apps are spying on our kids — and what we can do to stop it.

July 29, 2022

The true story of a 10-year-old’s abortion

The story of a 10-year-old who crossed state lines for an abortion after Roe v. Wade fell sparked loud skepticism from media and politicians. Today, how local journalists uncovered the truth — and why the public rarely hears such abortion stories at all.

July 28, 2022

The Justice Department eyes Trump

Today on Post Reports, how the Justice Department is investigating former president Donald Trump’s actions surrounding the 2020 election. Plus, how same-sex marriage has become a bipartisan issue.

July 27, 2022

The race to contain monkeypox

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency over the weekend — leading to debate within the White House over whether the United States should do the same as case numbers continue to climb.

July 26, 2022