Wesley Lowery

Washington, D.C.

Former national correspondent covering law enforcement, justice and their intersection with politics and policy

Education: Ohio University, BS in journalism

Wesley Lowery was a national correspondent covering law enforcement, justice and their intersection with politics and policy for The Washington Post. He previously covered Congress and national politics. In 2015, he was a lead reporter on the "Fatal Force" project awarded the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk award. He left The Post in February 2020.
Latest from Wesley Lowery

    Samuel Little has confessed to killing 93 people. Now, police must find them.

    Police across America are digging through old case files to identify Little’s victims. In Memphis, multiple families have laid claim to the woman Little says he strangled.

    December 4, 2020

      How America’s deadliest serial killer was caught, charged and tried — but never stopped

      Samuel Little was charged with attacking women again and again. But he escaped justice and kept killing.

      December 2, 2020

        How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 years

        Samuel Little says he killed 93 people, preying on women from the margins of society. Again and again, police across the country failed to stop him.

        November 30, 2020

        Jersey City grapples with ramifications of shooting at kosher market

        The community questions whether the attack reflects underlying ethnic tensions.

        December 12, 2019

        Fifty years after the ‘Black 14’ were banished, Wyoming football reckons with the past

        In 1969, a group of student athletes wanted to quietly protest against BYU. They were kicked off the team. Would time heal the wounds?

        November 30, 2019

        Trump boasts that his landmark law is freeing these inmates. His Justice Department wants them to stay in prison.

        A striking rift has emerged between White House allies who worked to pass the First Step Act and the Justice Department officials now attempting to limit the number of inmates who might benefit from it.

        November 7, 2019

        Omar Dorsey on the heavy but important task of tackling racism on-screen

        Dorsey, who stars in the new biopic "Harriet," says acting in stories that focus on slavery and racial injustice "does take a bit out of you, but those stories have to be told."

        November 1, 2019

        How a can of spray paint, a rock and a Facebook video exposed a racial divide in North Carolina

        A student painted a rock outside a high school with a racial slur, and the tumult that has followed has divided the community even further.

        October 21, 2019

        The Amber Guyger case has sparked emotional fallout across Dallas

        Days after Guyger’s trial concluded, key witness Joshua Brown was killed in what police attribute to a drug deal gone bad.

        October 10, 2019

        Which black Americans should get reparations?

        A group of experts led by economist William “Sandy” Darity is trying to define who is a “descendant of slavery.”

        September 18, 2019