Lateshia Beachum

Washington, D.C.

General assignment reporter

Education: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, M.A.

Lateshia is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. She previously worked for The Center for Public Integrity, where she covered underrepresented groups involved in electoral spending.
Latest from Lateshia Beachum

She was less than a year from finishing a master’s degree. Then classmates discovered her OnlyFans page.

Cami Strella was a graduate student in occupational therapy, but left school shortly after classmates and an adviser found out she also made explicit online content. Her story demonstrates the mercurial space people in sex work occupy as they try to be part of society, scholars say.

February 12, 2022

Covid-19 live updates: Judge orders protesters to end blockade of Ambassador Bridge by Friday night

Authorities are preparing for disruptions and possible blockades in the coming days.

February 11, 2022

    What you need to know about the coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

    Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in the United States, which health experts say is key in halting virus spread and preventing serious illness.

    February 9, 2022

    California joins growing numbers of states saying mask mandates will end in coming weeks

    Amid declining case counts, the governors of New Jersey and Delaware announced plans to drop mask requirements in schools.

    February 7, 2022

    CDC study says N95, KN95 masks offer best protection; free coronavirus tests begin to arrive by mail

    “We’ve seen 60 million households request tests, and tens of millions have received them,” said USPS spokesman David Partenheimer. “This is huge demand, and we’re making incredible progress.”

    February 4, 2022

    FDA will rigorously review vaccines for children under 5, surgeon general says

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy said the FDA "will not cut any corners" as it reviews the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for young children.

    February 3, 2022

    Vaccine for children 4 and younger on the way

    Unvaccinated adults were 23 times more likely to be hospitalized with the coronavirus than those with booster shots when the omicron variant was widespread, according to a new study focused on Los Angeles County.

    February 1, 2022

    Black worker sues Capitol maintenance agency, says he was called a slur and passed up for promotion

    The Architect of the Capitol employee says the agency retaliated against him after another discrimination case.

    February 1, 2022

    After ‘unacceptable’ handling of Black women’s deaths, mayor says two detectives are on leave

    Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Rawls were found dead in Bridgeport, Conn., last month, and their families say police mishandled their cases because of race.

    January 31, 2022

    Moderna’s vaccine receives full FDA approval

    Moderna’s vaccine, now known as Spikevax, was previously available under emergency use authorization.

    January 31, 2022