Nicole Dungca

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Brown University, BA, Literatures and Cultures in English

Nicole Dungca is a reporter in The Washington Post's investigative unit. Before The Post, she was part of the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team, where she delved into topics such as racism in Boston, secret criminal hearings in Massachusetts, the state's burgeoning cannabis industry and transportation. Dungca has also covered education at the Oregonian, and written for the Times-Picayune and Providence Journal.
Latest from Nicole Dungca

Thirteen NFL teams have never had a Black head coach. Here’s one franchise’s story.

With an owner on the league's diversity committee, the Giants seem an ideal franchise for a Black head coach. After 97 years, it still hasn't happened.

November 21, 2022

Death penalty dropped for man charged in botched no-knock raid

The dangerous tactic drew scrutiny after a 2020 police raid killed Breonna Taylor. A Post investigation found the raids yield few drugs and often turn fatal.

September 26, 2022

Broken Doors, Episode 4

In the fourth episode of the “Broken Doors” podcast, we explore the minutes between approval for a no-knock warrant — and a deadly raid.

September 2, 2022

Broken Doors, Episode 3

In the third episode of the “Broken Doors” podcast, we come face to face with a sheriff and a judge.

September 1, 2022

Broken Doors, Episode 2

In the second episode of the “Broken Doors” podcast, a family confronts a sheriff after a deadly no-knock raid.

August 31, 2022

Broken Doors, Episode 1

An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. “Broken Doors” is an investigative podcast series from The Washington Post, hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca.

August 30, 2022

No-knock warrants, revisited

Today on “Post Reports,” we revisit the use of one of the most intrusive and dangerous tools in policing: no-knock warrants.

August 29, 2022

    What to know about no-knock warrants

    Amir Locke and Breonna Taylor were killed while police executed no-knock warrants. Here’s what to know about the practice that allows officers to force entry.

    May 27, 2022

      5 takeaways from The Post’s investigation into no-knock warrants

      Police carrying out no-knocks have killed at least 22 people since 2015. The Post’s investigation revealed that these warrants can be easy for police to obtain from judges.

      May 5, 2022

      Episode 6: "You having citizens getting shot, and you having police getting shot."

      No-knocks are risky for people on both sides of the door. How did we get here – and what does the future look like?

      May 4, 2022