Robin Amer

Senior producer for audio features

Education: B.A., Art Semiotics, Brown University, 2004; MSJ, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, 2014

Robin Amer is The Washington Post's senior producer for audio features. Prior to joining The Post, she created and hosted the critically acclaimed investigative podcast "The City." The show was named a best podcast of the year by the New Yorker, New York Times, Quartz and others, and peaked at No. 6 on the Apple Podcasts charts. Robin won the WNYC Studios Podcast Accelerator competition with her pitch for "The City" before the show was acquired by USA Today.  Robin previously served as deputy editor of the alt-weekly Chicago Reader, where she supervised the paper’s national-award-winning inve
Latest from Robin Amer

Inside the covert abortion pill pipeline

In a post-Roe America, tens of thousands of people without access to legal abortions are turning to a new covert network to get abortion pills. Today on Post Reports, we trace the network’s surprising supply chain and look at the precarious position of those participating in it.

November 15, 2022

The true story of a 10-year-old’s abortion

The story of a 10-year-old who crossed state lines for an abortion after Roe v. Wade fell sparked loud skepticism from media and politicians. Today, how local journalists uncovered the truth — and why the public rarely hears such abortion stories at all.

July 28, 2022

She wanted an abortion. Now, she has twins.

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the story of new parents Brooke and Billy offers a preview of what life could look like for people facing a wave of abortion bans around the country.

June 27, 2022

The day Roe v. Wade fell

On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the fundamental right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. Today, we take you from a clinic in Houston to protests and celebrations outside the court, and explain what this decision means.

June 24, 2022

The untold story of ‘All the President’s Men’

On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, we look at the classic film that still shapes our understanding of this event, and hear about how the movie as we know it almost didn’t exist.

June 17, 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

‘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

Drafting the end of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade. Today, we unpack the leaked draft opinion that has spurred intense reactions from both sides of the issue. Plus, we hear about the implications for red states, blue states and the Supreme Court.

May 3, 2022

Why fewer kids are going to college

Why college enrollment numbers are down. And how one solution to climate change could threaten an endangered species.

April 28, 2022

The trouble with policing ‘hot spots’

Today on “Post Reports,” we explore why a policing strategy that was abandoned in Louisville after the death of Breonna Taylor is gaining steam in other cities.

April 20, 2022