Reena Flores

Washington, D.C.

Supervising senior producer

Education: University of California at Berkeley

Reena Flores is the supervising senior producer on The Washington Post's audio team. She works on the flagship daily news podcast, "Post Reports." She also led production of The Post's first long-form investigative podcast, "Canary: The Washington Post Investigates" -- a seven-part series on the aftermath of a sexual assault. The podcast was named one of Apple's best podcasts of the year in 2020. Before joining The Post, Flores was a video and podcast producer at Politico. She was also a digital political reporter and video producer for CBS News's Washington bureau.
Latest from Reena Flores

The forces shaping the 2022 midterm story

With key states holding primaries this week, we ask the big question for the 2022 midterms: Will Republicans take back control of Congress? And, the GOP lawmakers who have echoed the racist conspiracy theory used to justify the mass shooting in Buffalo.

May 16, 2022

Black in Time: The Gilded Age, Bridgerton & Beyond

A few weeks ago, Martine Powers appeared on the Black culture podcast “For Colored Nerds” to discuss her love of period dramas and what does and doesn't work as these shows try to be more inclusive in their casting.

May 15, 2022

‘Pregnant? Don’t want to be? Call Jane.’

In the years before Roe v. Wade, the group known as Jane helped more than 11,000 Chicago women get abortions. We look back at the group and talk with one of its members as activists and health advocates mobilize in anticipation of the end of Roe.

May 13, 2022

The baby formula crisis

For months, parents have been scrambling to feed their children amid a nationwide baby formula shortage. Today, why the supply is so short, and how parents are coping.

May 12, 2022

The ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers

A cache of more than 1.4 million newly released records exposes the inner workings of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturer. Today on “Post Reports,” we go inside the sales machine at Mallinckrodt.

May 11, 2022

When the sheriff waged a war on drugs in a Mississippi county

An investigation into no-knock raids in Mississippi revealed allegations that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office had abused its power and trampled on the rights of residents.

May 11, 2022

What we can learn from vaccinated covid deaths

Nearly 1 million people in the United States have died of covid-19, and the toll is growing among vaccinated people as the virus gets harder and harder to dodge. Today on Post Reports, what we can learn from looking at vaccinated deaths.

May 10, 2022

Atul Gawande on why we still need covid funding

Today on “Post Reports,” the head of global health at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Atul Gawande, on the state of the pandemic and why global vaccination efforts are at risk.

May 9, 2022

One of the deadliest places on Earth to have a baby

Today on Post Reports, we go to Sierra Leone, where having a baby can mean risking your life.

May 6, 2022

The power of language in the abortion fight

In the ’90s, Buffalo was ground zero for the battle over abortion rights. Today we revisit that time with media columnist Margaret Sullivan — who served as managing editor of the Buffalo News — and talk about how media has shaped the abortion debate.

May 5, 2022