Pranshu Verma

Washington, D.C.

Innovations reporter

Education: University of Delaware, BS in finance; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Pranshu Verma is a reporter on The Washington Post's technology team, where he covers the innovations fueling tomorrow and the dark side of technology. Before joining The Post in 2022, Verma covered technology at the Boston Globe. Before that, he covered diplomacy and transportation at the New York Times as a reporting fellow in D.C. He started his career in journalism at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporting fellow covering prisons and New Jersey politics. Verma is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
Latest from Pranshu Verma

Texts, web searches about abortion have been used to prosecute women

The data privacy risks associated with abortion aren’t hypothetical. Cases around the world show how a digital trail can become evidence.

July 3, 2022

They waited years to make the Hajj. A web portal could stop them.

Saudi Arabia abruptly introduced a single online portal, Motawif, to book travel for the Hajj. It's botched rollout has likely robbed many pilgrims of making the journey.

July 1, 2022

Earthquake tech could limit deaths. Afghanistan shows it’s not easy.

Researchers are building algorithmic tools to better predict earthquakes and give people more time to flee. But structural challenges remain.

June 24, 2022

There’s a carbon-capture gold rush. Some warn better solutions exist.

Billionaires, politicians and philanthropists say sucking carbon out of the air and storing it underground could stem climate change. Critics fiercely disagree.

June 23, 2022

This Styrofoam-eating ‘superworm’ could help solve the garbage crisis

As the garbage crisis escalates, scientists across the world are trying to find bacteria and bugs that consume trash. A Styrofoam-eating worm is the latest.

June 17, 2022

This AI model tries to re-create the mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The model, called Ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is based on 27 years of Ginsburg’s legal writings and speeches on the Supreme Court.

June 14, 2022

How the 3D-printing community worldwide is aiding Ukraine

Facing shortages on the battlefield, Ukrainian soldiers get supplies they need to survive the war from 3D printers across the world.

June 12, 2022

Inside the Pentagon’s long debate: Do gamers make good troops?

The military is embracing video gaming culture, but faces internal challenges and outside criticism.

June 10, 2022

This machine could make many more livers available for transplant

Swiss researchers have created a machine that could store a liver for up to 10 days outside a body, and still keep it viable for transplant, transforming a decades-old process.

June 3, 2022

Their cryptocurrencies crashed the market. Now they’re back at it.

The company behind TerraUSD and Luna, which sparked a crypto market collapse last month, minted a new coin over the weekend. Critics are furious.

June 1, 2022