Meena Venkataramanan

Washington, D.C.

General Assignment Intern

Education: Harvard University, BA in English; University of Cambridge, MPhil in English

Meena Venkataramanan is an intern on The Washington Post's General Assignment desk. She has previously reported for the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Arizona Republic, the Texas Tribune and Politico.
Latest from Meena Venkataramanan

Boston Children’s Hospital says it faces threats after right-wing tweets

Boston Children’s Hospital said it asked law enforcement for help after facing “a large volume of hostile internet activity, phone calls, and harassing emails."

August 18, 2022

Post-Roe, more Americans want their tubes tied. It isn’t easy.

Faced with pushback from doctors, patients seeking tubal sterilizations are on the rise — and are spreading the word online.

August 17, 2022

Considering getting your tubes tied? Here are answers to common questions.

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, gynecologists across the country have reported seeing an increase in patients who want to get their fallopian tubes tied. The Washington Post asked doctors about tubal sterilizations; here’s what they said.

August 17, 2022

Delta flight attendant fired over anti-Trump cartoon, lawsuit says

A former Delta flight attendant says she was fired for sharing a cartoon of Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood on social media, according to a lawsuit.

August 15, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Shelling near nuclear plant kills worker as world leaders call on Russia to retreat

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian forces of using the nuclear plant as a shield in a “blackmail operation."

August 14, 2022

Rushdie has faced a fatwa for decades. Here’s the history behind it.

The fatwa against Salman Rushdie brought the term, and ignorance of its meaning, to the West. But its history is much deeper, spanning more than a millennium.

August 14, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Shelling near Zaporizhzhia plant; Ukraine strikes last key bridge

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants Europe to halt visas for Russians. Fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant raises alarm.

August 13, 2022

Flash flood in Death Valley strands about 1,000 people in national park

The hottest place on earth is soaked after record rainfall, trapping visitors, staff and cars for hours.

August 6, 2022

Their medications cause pregnancy issues. Post-Roe, that could be dangerous.

After the Supreme Court struck down abortion protections, people with disabilities consider pregnancy risks while taking medications that could harm a fetus.

July 25, 2022

Heat indexes soar above 100 in the Northeast, and it’s not over yet

The extreme heat is another warning sign that climate change is increasingly imperiling what traditionally has been a relaxing time of year.

July 24, 2022