National political reporter who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people Education: Northwestern University, BSJ Robert Samuels is a national political reporter for The Washington Post who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people. He travels the country to chronicle how the vivacious political discussion in the nation's capital is impacting the lives of everyday Americans. He previously told stories about life in the District for The Post's social issues team. Samuels joined The Post in 2011 after spending nearly five years working at the Miami Herald. At the Herald, he covered politics, poverty, murder and mayhem. Samuels occasionally writes essays on race for The Post and is the newsroom’s self-proclaimed figure skating guru. Samuels grew up in the Bronx and is an alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, where he was editor in chief of the school newspaper, the Daily Northwestern.
Like many other white Americans, Christine Tell is grappling with anger, guilt and shame. Through uncomfortable conversations and self-examination, she wonders what it means not just to support the Black Lives Matter movement but also be a true anti-racist.
How cities failed to protect the black community from the coronavirus. President Trump’s break with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. And the double-edged sword of cameras being everywhere for racial injustice protesters and police.