Steven Rich

Washington, D.C.

Database editor for the investigations unit

Education: Virginia Tech, BA in Communication; University of Missouri, MA in Journalism

Steven Rich is the database editor for the investigations unit at The Washington Post. While at The Post, he has worked on investigations across virtually every beat, including stories on the National Security Agency, policing, tax liens, civil forfeiture, school shootings and college athletics.
Latest from Steven Rich

Think U.S. gas prices are high? Here’s how far $40 goes around the world.

Ahead of 4th of July weekend, reporters for The Washington Post spoke to people around the world to see how high fuel costs are affecting their lives.

June 30, 2022

    ‘What can Biden do?’ Your gun violence questions, answered.

    Post reporters John Woodrow Cox, Steven Rich, Seung Min Kim and Amber Phillips answered reader questions on gun control legislation, gun-control violence, and

    May 31, 2022

    Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers

    More than a quarter of top prescribers ranked by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals during the height of the pain pill epidemic, in 2013, were later convicted of crimes related to their medical practices, had their medical licenses suspended or revoked, or paid state and federal fines after being accused of wrongdoing, according to a Washington Post analysis.

    May 10, 2022

    Officials call for transparency on payments for police misconduct allegations after Washington Post investigation

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Don Beyer, both of Virginia, along with the D.C. Office of Police Complaints, renewed their calls for transparency involving costly lawsuits and claims that are paid to settle cases that alleged police misconduct.

    March 11, 2022

    The hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct

    More than $1.5 billion has been spent to settle claims of police misconduct on behalf of thousands of officers repeatedly accused of wrongdoing. Taxpayers are often in the dark.

    March 9, 2022

      Why do police departments settle misconduct cases? Ask The Post.

      Four Post journalists who have been reporting on policing in America will answer your questions on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Eastern.

      March 9, 2022

        How the Post reported on the hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct

        The Post collected data on nearly 40,000 payments at 25 of the nation’s largest police and sheriff’s departments within the past decade.

        March 9, 2022

        Fatal police shootings in 2021 set record since The Post began tracking, despite public outcry

        The new count is up from 1,021 shootings the previous year, despite sustained public attention to and controversy over police use of force. While reaching a new high, experts said the 2021 total was within expected bounds.

        February 9, 2022

        ‘Please help me’: Kids with guns fueled a record number of school shootings in 2021

        Bennie Hargrove was 13 when he was shot at his New Mexico middle school on the third day of 8th grade. His alleged killer was 13, too, part of a disturbing surge in school shootings in 2021.

        December 31, 2021