Announcement from Investigative Editor Jeff Leen, Rapid Response Editor Eric Rich and Deputy Investigative Editor David Fallis:

We are thrilled to announce that Neena Satija will be joining the Investigative Desk’s Rapid-Response Team. For more than three years, Neena has worked as an investigative and radio reporter for the Texas Tribune and Reveal, based in Austin. She has produced deeply revealing stories about the Houston region’s vulnerability to hurricanes and torrential rainfall — work that proved prescient when Hurricane Harvey hit months later — corruption in the border patrol, and the failure of Texas' foster care system to protect children from sex trafficking. Most recently, Neena has documented how a broken indigent defense system in the Austin area has allowed some court-appointed lawyers to take on far more cases than state guidelines recommend. Because Neena reports her stories for both print and radio, she’s often out in the field wearing big headphones and carrying a microphone. Her work has won a Peabody Award and two national Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting.

Neena graduated from Yale University in 2011 and started her career in the Northeast, where she worked for the New Haven Independent, the Connecticut Mirror and Connecticut Public Radio. Her coverage of the state's vulnerable coastline after Superstorm Sandy and her investigation into a failed attempt at energy innovation by the state's current governor that costs taxpayers tens of millions of dollars won a national award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. A native of Montgomery County, she grew up reading The Washington Post and is thrilled to be an investigative reporter at her hometown paper.

Please welcome her to The Post when she starts Jan. 21.