Ben Brasch

Washington, D.C.

General Assignment reporter

Education: University of Florida, BS in Journalism and minor in Business Administration

Ben Brasch is a reporter on the General Assignment team at The Washington Post. He previously worked in Georgia at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and in his native Florida at the News-Press in Fort Myers, along with the Ledger in Lakeland.
Latest from Ben Brasch

Sorry, but you probably can’t see the northern lights in the U.S. this week

Several news outlets had reported that the northern lights would be viewable across the United States on Thursday. Experts say that is extremely unlikely.

July 11, 2023

Here’s the deal with the giant sphere causing a buzz in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, there's a gigantic new sphere of an event venue covered in 580,000 square feet of LED panels, and people have feelings about it.

July 10, 2023

Man gets life sentence for raping 9-year-old who then left Ohio for abortion

Gerson Fuentes was sentenced in the rape of a young girl who later traveled from Ohio to Indiana to get an abortion after Ohio's trigger law took effect last summer.

July 6, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Wagner Group pauses hiring during move to Belarus

The mercenary crew led by Yevgeniy Prigozhin paused an attempted mutiny and agreed to leave Russia last month, leading to a disruption in its operations.

July 2, 2023

Coast Guard opens investigation into fatal Titan implosion

The Coast Guard's investigation could ultimately recommend anything from new regulations on deep-sea diving to criminal charges for other authorities to pursue.

June 25, 2023

Titan’s experimental design drew concern even before its doomed dive

This week, and for years, experts have voiced concern about the design and upkeep of OceanGate's Titan submersible. Now, five people aboard vessel have died.

June 23, 2023

The lawless deep sea

The Coast Guard said Thursday that the missing submersible suffered a catastrophic loss of pressure that killed all five people onboard. Today on “Post Reports,” we talk about the unregulated industry of deep-sea tourism.

June 22, 2023

Rescue window narrows as search area for Titan submersible doubles

Search efforts near the noises have so far been unsuccessful in locating the missing Titan submersible and its five-person crew, the Coast Guard said.

June 21, 2023

Famed Alaskan bush pilot and ex-reality show star dies in plane crash

Jim Tweto, star of the Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska," has died in a plane crash, along with his passenger, Idaho outdoor guide Shane Reynolds.

June 18, 2023

White ex-Starbucks manager awarded $25M in race discrimination lawsuit

The White manager alleged Starbucks retaliated against her to “convince the community that it had properly responded" after two Black men were arrested at a store she oversaw.

June 14, 2023