Joanna Slater

National correspondent

Education: Smith College, BA ; Columbia University, MA in International Affairs and MS in Journalism

Joanna Slater is a national correspondent for The Washington Post focusing on the Northeast. Previously she served as the paper's India bureau chief based in New Delhi. She is an an award-winning foreign correspondent whose career includes assignments in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has reported from more than 20 countries. Prior to joining The Post, she worked at Canada's Globe & Mail and the Wall Street Journal. She was based in Asia for seven years, first in Hong Kong and then Mumbai. In 2014-5, she was posted in Berlin, where she covered Europe’s refugee crisis. Slater began
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Floods test Vermont’s quaint mountain towns in age of climate change

Towns dotting Vermont’s mountain valleys are a major draw for the state’s tourism industry. But their topography is also a vulnerability in a changing climate.

July 12, 2023

More than 100 rescued in Vermont floods as search efforts continue

Vermont faced catastrophic flooding and damage Tuesday as crews worked to find and rescue stranded people in the rural, mountainous state. More rain is forecast for Thursday.

July 11, 2023

Last days at the Cortina: Homeless left adrift as covid-era housing ends

Perhaps no state went further to make hotels the cornerstone of a bid to aid the homeless.

July 7, 2023

New York City’s shelter system stressed by thousands of migrants

New York City’s shelter system has been stretched to the brink by the arrival of thousands of migrants in recent weeks.

June 20, 2023

They left California to escape wildfires. Then New York turned orange.

A small group of fire expats now holds a distinction: having suffered through all four of the worst fire pollution days on record.

June 9, 2023

Top federal prosecutor in Mass. abused power to influence local election, inspector general says

The alleged misconduct in the report appears to shatter the reputation of one of the country’s most high-profile liberal prosecutors.

May 17, 2023

Mass killings leave Americans fearful, numb and wondering: Am I next?

As the country confronts a fresh string of mass killings in everyday places, the unrelenting violence is exacting a psychological toll.

May 13, 2023

When the homeless need help, she answers the call

As an operator on Connecticut's homelessness hotline, Shanta Wiley hears from people sleeping in cars, evicted by landlords or turned out by relatives.

May 2, 2023

In lawsuit against Trump over rape claim, his accusers hope for vindication

Women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct see the trial in New York as a rare chance for justice.

April 29, 2023

Democratic states stockpile abortion pills as access rests in courts

The Supreme Court's Friday night stay has given Democratic states more time to craft opposition to conservative efforts to dramatically restrict abortion rights.

April 21, 2023