Neena Satija

Washington, D.C.

Investigative Reporter

Education: Yale University, BA in English

Neena Satija has been an investigative reporter for The Washington Post since January 2019. She was previously an investigative reporter and radio producer for the Texas Tribune and Reveal, a national radio show and podcast. In Texas, Satija's stories about the Houston region’s vulnerability to hurricanes and torrential rainfall proved prescient when Hurricane Harvey hit months later. She has also investigated corruption in Border Patrol, the failures of Texas foster care and the state's broken indigent defense system. Her work has won a Peabody Award and two national Edward R. Murrow awards
Latest from Neena Satija

Nineteen Austin police officers charged with misconduct during protests, including one who’s running for public office

The Austin district attorney made good on his pledge to crack down on misconduct by police, charging at least 19 officers with excessive force or other misconduct during social justice protests in 2020.

February 18, 2022

Inside a district attorney’s campaign to reform the Austin police department

In just 10 months, the new prosecutor won indictments against nine law enforcement officials. Now he is in a showdown with police.

December 17, 2021

Hundreds of migrants held for weeks without charges as Texas’s border crackdown overwhelms justice system

Critics see a move to please the governor’s conservative base that has created a whole new crisis without solving the first one.

September 30, 2021

A grandmother didn’t answer her phone during a class. She was sent back to prison.

Gwen Levi is one of about 4,500 federal prisoners sent to home confinement last year.

June 26, 2021

Ted Cruz maintains ties to right-wing group despite its extremist messaging

True Texas Project, which helped propel Cruz into office in 2012, has a fraught relationship with others in the Republican political establishment.

April 23, 2021

Inmates sent home amid pandemic may have to return under Trump-era policy

Thousands of inmates deemed “low risk” who were allowed home supervision during the pandemic may have to return because of a Trump-era memo.

April 21, 2021

Texas’s chief energy regulator fiercely defended fossil fuels after historic blackouts. She also profits from oil and gas.

The ties are newly relevant in light of last month’s blackouts, which left more than 9 million Texans without power and may turn out to be the costliest weather event in the state’s history.

March 19, 2021

Ten years ago, 241 Texas power plants couldn’t take the cold. Dozens of them failed again this year.

More than 30 Texas power plants failed during a 2011 winter freeze and again in 2021, despite warnings about the need to winterize their equipment.

March 6, 2021

As Texans went without heat, light or water, some companies scored a big payday

The nation's most deregulated energy economy was supposed to be a win for consumers, and for energy companies nimble enough to do business in a bustling, cacophonous market. But a cold snap shattered it last week.

February 27, 2021

With big budget but little accountability, long-troubled Capitol Police face questions after siege

For years, Congress has raised concerns about the department but not cracked down or streamlined oversight.

January 12, 2021