The Washington Post today announced that the host of its new flagship podcast will be Martine Powers, who was the interim host of The Post’s popular “Can He Do That?” podcast and most recently a reporter covering transportation. Called “Post Reports,” the podcast will launch later this year and be available Monday through Friday. Sign up here to receive the first episode.
“Martine is a great talent who has enthusiastically embraced audio and developed a deep appreciation for its power to deliver extra insights and revelatory behind-the-scenes stories,” said Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor for digital, audio and video at The Post. “We expect that Martine will bring a perspective and approach that is distinct from what is currently offered to news podcast listeners as she draws upon The Post’s wide-ranging journalism.”
In her role on The Post’s transportation and development team, Powers created innovative audio features, including how the blind navigate the Metro system and why new trains caused major problems for the visually impaired. She also wrote and hosted “How to Flip the House,” a narrative miniseries on midterm elections that shaped the country's politics.
Martine previously worked at Politico, where she covered transportation, Congress, and regulatory agencies, and wrote a daily newsletter. Martine started her career at the Boston Globe as a general assignment metro reporter, where she worked on the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Boston Marathon bombings. Martine is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop for audio journalism and has a B.A. in African American Studies from Yale University.
T. Rowe Price is the launch sponsor of “Post Reports.”