Archive: About the Bloggers
Posted at 4:07 PM ET, 07/ 1/2009
About the Writers: Jonathan Mummolo
Jonathan Mummolo joined The Washington Post's Virginia desk in 2007, where he covered a mix of political (and not-at-all-political) stories, including the commonwealth's much-derided "abusive driver fees," the shifting partisanship of Loudoun County, and a farmer in said county who bred "yattle." (That's a mix of yak and cattle, folks.) In August 2008 he took on criminal justice coverage in Prince William and Loudoun counties. His investigation into the murder of a 13-year-old girl revealed shortcomings in the child abuse prevention network in Prince William. He recently moved to the Maryland politics team, and is based in The Post's Prince George's County bureau. Before joining the paper, Mummolo wrote for Newsweek, Newsday and the New York Sun. He is a graduate of New York University, where he studied journalism and history, and he received an master's in American government from Georgetown University in 2007.
Posted at 1:39 PM ET, 07/ 1/2009
About the Writers: Aaron C. Davis
Aaron Davis covers Maryland government and politics for The Washington Post in Annapolis. He previously covered crime and justice for The Post in Prince George's County. There, he broke news of the jailhouse death of alleged cop-killer Ronnie White and uncovered a federal corruption probe into whether county and D.C. police took money to protect a high-stakes gambling ring run by drug dealers. Prior to joining The Post, Davis covered Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California government for The Associated Press. His reporting revealed Gov. Schwarzenegger awarded friends and allies with lucrative state posts, and that bureaucratic bungling slowed the state's efforts in fighting wildfires, prompting reforms. While working for the San Jose Mercury News and Knight Ridder Newspapers, he reported from Europe, India and the Middle East. Following Hurricane Katrina, he exposed waste in federal roofing contracts in New Orleans. Covering San Jose City Hall, his stories uncovered collusion in city contracting, and led to the indictment of the city's mayor. He has also reported for Florida Today and USA Today.
Posted at 9:09 AM ET, 09/ 1/2007
About the Bloggers: Miranda S. Spivack
Miranda Spivack covers development and politics in the Post's Montgomery County bureau. Previously, she was the Post's editor in Prince George's County and before that served as the deputy editor for Gazette Newspapers, a Post subsidiary, helping launch several new publications in the Washington region. She worked for 10 years as a Washington correspondent for The Hartford Courant, covering national politics, legal affairs and the defense industry. She got her start covering local communities in Pittsfield, Mass. and later had a Ford Foundation fellowship at Yale Law School. An almost native of the Washington area, having moved here when she was one, Spivack attended public schools in Fairfax County before graduating from Sarah Lawrence College. She and her husband, a government lawyer, live in Bethesda and have two daughters, who on most days are close to adulthood.
Posted at 9:08 AM ET, 09/ 1/2007
About the Bloggers: Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein covers Maryland state government and politics and is based in Annapolis. She came to the Post in 1999 to cover Prince William County, discovering supervisors and subdivisions after covering Rudy Giuliani for the New York Daily News. She reported on two sessions of the Virginia General Assembly before migrating toward the Beltway to cover Fairfax County government. She started her career covering the selectmen in Brookline, Mass. for the Tab newspapers, and has reported for the the Patriot-Ledger in Quincy and The Record in Hackensack, N.J.
Posted at 9:06 AM ET, 09/ 1/2007
About the Bloggers: Rosalind S. Helderman
Rosalind Helderman covers Prince George's County government. She started at the Post in 2001, covering the education in Loudoun County, the nation's second fastest growing jurisdiction. She covered the Virginia General Assembly in 2005 and returned to Richmond for what was supposed to be 60 days in 2006. Six months and one heck of a legislative budget fight later, she finally came north again. In July 2006, she crossed the river to join the Maryland staff.
Ann Marimow covers Montgomery County government and politics from the Post's Rockville bureau. Before joining the Post in 2005, Ann spent five years at the San Jose Mercury News, writing about local and state government, including the recall of California's...
By washingtonpost.com editors | September 1, 2007; 09:02 AM ET | Comments (0)
John Wagner covers Maryland politics and government. He arrived at The Washington Post in July 2004 after working in various capacities for The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer since late 1992. His work in Raleigh included several years covering then-North...
By washingtonpost.com editors | September 1, 2007; 08:57 AM ET | Comments (0)