Elahe Izadi

Washington, D.C.

Staff writer covering media

Education: University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and history

Elahe Izadi covers media for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2014 as a general assignment reporter and the Style section in 2016 as a pop culture writer. She has previously covered Congress, demographics and local news, and worked for National Journal, WAMU 88.5, TBD.com and the Gazette community newspapers.
Latest from Elahe Izadi

Why is President Biden so unpopular?

As the White House confronts multiple crises, some Democrats are openly questioning whether the president is capable of leading their party through a contentious midterm election.

July 12, 2022

Mark MacGann, former top executive, comes forward as Uber Files leaker

Mark MacGann, who served as the public face of Uber in Europe during a period of aggressive global expansion, leaked more than 124,000 company records.

July 11, 2022

There are too many mass shootings for the U.S. media to cover

Journalists must make agonizing decisions about which of hundreds of mass shootings get limited reporting resources.

July 9, 2022

David Shipley named editor of Washington Post editorial page

David Shipley, editor of Bloomberg's opinion staff, succeeds the late Fred Hiatt. He will be the first leader of the section hired from outside of The Post in decades.

July 7, 2022

Miscarriage, abortion and the legal gray area for doctors

Doctors are worried gray areas in abortion bans force a choice between breaking their oath and breaking the law. Today on Post Reports, we talk to an OB/GYN about what those decisions are like. And, how to cover your digital trail if you seek an abortion.

July 1, 2022

A SCOTUS term like no other

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court — just after the court delivered a blow to President Biden’s climate plan. Today, we talk about the divided court and what it means for the future of our democracy.

June 30, 2022

Latin America’s new left

Colombia has elected its first leftist president. Unthinkable a decade ago, his victory signals a dramatic shift in the pandemic-wracked region. Plus, the powerful testimony from election workers whose lives were upended by Donald Trump’s false claims.

June 22, 2022

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall to divorce after six years

The Fox media mogul and Jagger's supermodel ex seemed to come from different worlds, but their marriage sparked little tabloid drama.

June 22, 2022

The Google engineer who thinks its AI has come alive

Today on Post Reports, the rogue Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life – and the dangers of artificial intelligence that impersonates humans.

June 21, 2022

The untold story of ‘All the President’s Men’

On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, we look at the classic film that still shapes our understanding of this event, and hear about how the movie as we know it almost didn’t exist.

June 17, 2022