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

How Roy Wood Jr. crushed the toughest room in comedy

Backstage with "Daily Show" comic (and next host?) Roy Wood Jr. as he refined Tucker Carlson jokes and navigated parties at the White House correspondents’ dinner.

May 1, 2023

Nikole Hannah-Jones isn’t done challenging the story of America

A new Hulu series is the latest version of “The 1619 Project,” a landmark reframing of American history around slavery that triggered a firestorm

February 2, 2023

The unseen toll of nonfatal police shootings

An investigation into non-fatal police shootings found that for every five people shot and killed by police in these departments, four others were shot and survived. Those who survive can face serious injuries, emotional trauma and legal fallout.

October 21, 2022

    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