Rennie Svirnovskiy

Washington, D.C.

Audio producer

Education: University of Southern California, BA Journalism and International Relations

Rennie Svirnovskiy is a producer for Post Reports, The Washington Post's flagship daily news podcast.
Latest from Rennie Svirnovskiy

Depp v. Heard

After six weeks, the contentious defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is set to wrap up Friday. Today on “Post Reports,” what happened in the courtroom and online, and why it matters.

May 27, 2022

What comes after the NRA

The NRA faces critics from all sides, with infighting among its executives and, after the Uvalde, Tex., school shooting, renewed pressure from gun control advocates. And then there are the radical gun groups that say the NRA hasn’t gone far enough.

May 26, 2022

‘It started in the fourth grade building’

The deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade, and what’s changed in the years since the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

May 25, 2022

Monkeypox: Should we be worried?

Today on Post Reports, what to know about monkeypox and how prepared the United States is for future pandemics. Plus, in New Orleans, the return of a beloved Mardi Gras tradition.

May 24, 2022

Georgia's Trump question

On Tuesday Republican voters in Georgia will choose between candidates who supported Trump’s claims that the election was stolen and those who did not. The results may say a lot about election integrity in 2022 — and the state of the GOP nationwide.

May 23, 2022

‘His Name Is George Floyd’

After the murder of George Floyd, reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa spent months learning everything they could about Floyd’s life. The story they reveal in a new book shows how systemic racism shaped and shortened it.

May 20, 2022

The untold story of the Texas abortion ban

On the anniversary of the Texas abortion ban, we bring you the story of the activist who helped craft the law, the doctor who tried to challenge it, and the lessons both sides have taken away from its unprecedented success.

May 19, 2022


Today on Post Reports, an estimated 1.5 million retirees have reentered the U.S. labor market over the past year. What’s bringing them back?

May 18, 2022

​​Why Putin is the best thing to happen to NATO

Finland and Sweden are applying for NATO membership, ending decades-long policies of military neutrality. We take a look at what this means for global security. Plus, why some NATO leaders are worried about Vladimir Putin being humiliated in Ukraine.

May 17, 2022

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