Richard Leiby

Washington, D.C.

Editor in the Style section with focus on media, politics, profiles and human interest; former foreign correspondent

Education: Temple University, BA in journalism; University of Michigan, Knight-Wallace Fellow in Investigative Journalism

Richard Leiby is a longtime editor and writer in The Post’s Style section. He joined The Post in 1991. His previous assignments have included Pakistan bureau chief and reporter, columnist and editor in Washington. He has reported from war zones, including Afghanistan and Iraq. He has written about four presidents, and he covered the Oscars twice.
Latest from Richard Leiby

176 hotels, 247 military flights: How the National Guard transported, fed and housed soldiers who came to D.C. for the inauguration

“Usually we have people in nice ballgowns getting ready for an event, not in camouflage fatigues, so it’s quite a different picture,” said the Watergate Hotel’s managing director.

January 29, 2021

Paris is still closed for business. But you can’t keep the French from their cigarettes.

Even after years of trying to eliminate smoking in public, tobacco shops are deemed essential during the coronavirus crisis.

April 22, 2020

One last drink, maybe two? Inside one dive as Parisians say goodbye, for now, to their beloved bars and cafes

The scene at a hole-in-the-wall bar in the final hours before the city shuts down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 15, 2020

Judge dismisses libel suit against Washington Post brought by Covington Catholic High School student

The $250 million suit was dismissed in federal court in Kentucky on Friday.

July 26, 2019

Washington Post seeks dismissal of Sandmann lawsuit

A motion filed in response to the $250 million suit brought by Nicholas Sandmann said Post coverage of the Jan. 18 incident on the Mall did “not give rise to a defamation claim.”

April 9, 2019

The Washington Post asks court to unseal records in Manafort case

The motion in U.S. District Court cites First Amendment and “profound public interest in these proceedings.”

March 7, 2019

Commentary: 3 films you must see to understand Pakistan, its problems

A former Pakistan correspondent looks at documentaries focusing on troubling issues.

June 18, 2015

Ferguson, Mo., police begin testing new ‘less-lethal’ attachment for guns

The device attaches quickly to a handgun, but critics worry about the split-second decisions it demands.

February 4, 2015

‘Brain zapping’: Veterans say experimental PTSD treatment has changed their lives

Veterans say this experimental magnetic resonance therapy is offering them hope and normal lives.

January 12, 2015