Reis Thebault

Los Angeles

West Coast Correspondent

Education: University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism; Miami University, BA in Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies

Reis Thebault reports on the American West Coast from Los Angeles for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2018 and has covered national breaking news, European politics and D.C. city hall. He previously worked on the local desks of the Boston Globe and the Columbus Dispatch.
Latest from Reis Thebault

They make Hollywood dreams reality. Can they survive the writers strike?

The Writers Guild of America strike has had a profound impact on a constellation of wacky, ultra-niche and utterly ordinary businesses that orbit Hollywood.

May 11, 2023

Writers strike in the East, in the West: Scenes from two picket lines

Writers Guild of America members and their allies picketed in New York and Los Angeles after contract negotiations broke down this week.

May 3, 2023

    Bloom or bust

    The sudden transformation of California’s landscape from dry and apparently barren into kaleidoscopic fields of wildflower super blooms has captivated the country.

    May 3, 2023

    Democratic states stockpile abortion pills as access rests in courts

    The Supreme Court's Friday night stay has given Democratic states more time to craft opposition to conservative efforts to dramatically restrict abortion rights.

    April 21, 2023

    Sacramento Kings spark hope for California city’s post-covid revival

    Sacramento is hosting its first postseason NBA games since 2006, bringing the national spotlight back to an often-overshadowed California city.

    April 17, 2023

    Kentucky governor grieves close friend killed in Louisville shooting

    Gov. Andy Beshear was forced to do double duty after the country's latest mass shooting, comforting families of those lost while processing his personal pain.

    April 10, 2023

    As California floods, a farmworker town feels forgotten — again

    Longtime residents, local officials and activists say a history of disinvestment and marginalization has left Pajaro especially vulnerable to flooding.

    April 1, 2023

    Calif. firefighters were already strained. Then came rain and snow.

    Officials in San Bernardino County, which saw more than 100 inches of snow, said they were not prepared to handle the historic blizzard conditions.

    March 17, 2023

      Inside the movement to remake America’s city streets

      The pandemic turbocharged the push to make America's streets more pedestrian friendly. As the covid-19 emergency ends, many are fighting to make those changes permanent. Not everyone is happy about it.

      March 15, 2023

      236 minutes of terror at MSU: Barricaded with a gunman on the loose

      Nearly four hours elapsed between the police department’s initial shelter-in-place order and its message that the Michigan State shooting suspect was dead.

      February 17, 2023