Maura Judkis

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering culture, food and the arts

Education: George Washington University, BA in journalism, 2007; University of Southern California/National Endowment for the Arts, journalism fellow, 2011

Maura Judkis is a features reporter for The Washington Post, covering culture, food and the arts. She is a 2018 and 2020 James Beard Award winner, a 2019 Society for Features Journalism award winner, and her work has been honored by the Association of Food Journalists and the Virginia Press Association. Maura has appeared on local and international TV and radio, including MSNBC, CNN, PBS and Al Jazeera. She has also written for U.S. News & World Report,, ARTnews, the Washington City Paper and the Onion A.V. Club.
Latest from Maura Judkis

At 73, ‘Man on Wire’ Philippe Petit still dances high above the void

The high-wire artist who traversed the National Building Museum Thursday, became a legend for walking between the World Trade Center Twin Towers in 1974.

March 24, 2023

In Gen Z’s world of ‘dupes,’ fake is fabulous — until you try it on

Influencers have bestowed a shiny new status to the lowly world of knockoffs, but the stigma of a dupe doesn’t always come out in the wash.

March 22, 2023

American Girl says the ’90s are ancient history. American girls agree.

Millennial parents were not prepared to answer questions about the new American Girl dolls’ Y2K accessories, like, "There was internet then?"

March 1, 2023

Buy Nothing is everything

The best things in life — a bag of guinea pig poop, a sex tent, a screeching animatronic chimpanzee head — are free.

February 6, 2023

Bed Bath and the great Beyond

What would we lose if Bed Bath & Beyond throws in the towel(s)?

January 12, 2023

The return of the going-out top

To the mild shock of millennial grown-ups, a nightlife staple of their 2000s wardrobe has made its comeback — this time as a fresh-start statement in the 2020s.

January 9, 2023

The List

Out: Quiet quitting, Barbiecore and pickleball! In: Shearling sandals, plate walls and blaming Gen X! Get angry, get confused, get a clue.

December 30, 2022

Advent calendars are raking it in while counting it down

Forget the tiny chocolates. Holiday advent calendars are now full of fancy jams, beauty products and pricey treats for everyone, even the dog.

December 2, 2022

Eager for more details about Naomi Biden’s wedding? Work your sources.

Privacy and security prevailed on Saturday for Naomi Biden and Peter Neal's big day at the White House. Here’s what we found out anyway.

November 20, 2022

Naomi Biden, president’s granddaughter, is married at the White House

President Biden's oldest granddaughter Naomi Biden wed Peter Neal on the South Lawn on a chilly, blue-sky Saturday morning ceremony.

November 19, 2022