Tara Bahrampour

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on aging, generations and demography

Education: University of California at Berkeley, BA in English; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Tara Bahrampour writes about aging, generations and demography for The Washington Post, where she has been a staff writer since 2004. At The Post, she has covered immigration and education and has reported from the Middle East and North Africa, and from the republic of Georgia. She has also written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, Travel + Leisure and other publications, and has taught journalism at New York University and at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi. She is the author of "To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America," a memoir about revolution and growing
Latest from Tara Bahrampour

East Coast suffers second day of dangerous air quality from wildfire smoke

In the D.C. region, residents woke to hazy skies as the air quality worsened to Code Purple. Local authorities urged people to stay indoors amid the Canadian wildfires.

June 8, 2023

After turning 60, these women bonded and competed for pageant glory

All spring, a group of women 60 and older rehearsed twice a week, sharing their life stories and praying together, in preparation for the Ms. Senior DC Pageant.

June 5, 2023

Can you spell determination? He’s back at the Bee for try No. 6.

Fourteen-year-old Akash Vukoti of Texas, who has been spelling since he was (literally) in diapers, is setting a record at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May 30, 2023

In middle age, they realized they were trans: ‘A lightbulb went off’

Roughly a fifth of trans adults 45 and older have not told anyone they are trans, a Washington Post-KFF poll conducted late last year found.

May 25, 2023

Oldest population in U.S. boomed last decade, as median age nears 39

Between 2010 and 2020, newly released census data shows, the population of people 65 and older rose 38.6 percent.

May 25, 2023

Large U.S. cities regain population lost during pandemic, census data shows

The data released Thursday is the latest to show people returned to cities as the pandemic waned. But in many cities, they have still not returned downtown.

May 18, 2023

Croquet champs flock from around the U.S. to play in this man’s backyard

The Arizona Closed, hosted each year on a suburban Virginia lawn, is limited to 12 players, almost all of them croquet national champions. But it’s not about the competition.

May 10, 2023

Americans are returning to cities after remote-work exodus, data shows

Eleven of the 15 largest metro areas showed population upticks in 2022, as immigration trends rebounded to levels not seen since the Obama administration.

March 30, 2023

D.C. child-care workers celebrate their new degrees

By December 2023, all preschool teachers and many at-home day care providers in the District must have at least an associate’s degree

March 30, 2023

To help Earth’s future, people are getting buried like it’s 1860

Green burials — the American standard until the Civil War — are coming back, as people ditch expensive caskets and decompose into the soil instead.

March 28, 2023