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
Latest from Joanna Slater

What happened to the chocolate milk? In rural Maine, a supply chain mystery.

A beloved chocolate milk has become the latest casualty of a supply chain warped by two years of a global pandemic.

February 3, 2022

A ‘wicked’ blizzard pummels New England

Thousands lost electricity and heat as the storm howled and frigid water flooded streets up and down the coast.

January 30, 2022

In deadly fires in New York and Philadelphia, experts see long-neglected safety challenges

While fire prevention experts say regulations have decreased the number of deadly conflagrations since 1980, they say more needs to be done.

January 11, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul steps into the spotlight with first major address

Lawmakers say Hochul has already initiated a dramatic change in tone and conduct from her predecessor’s decade in office.

January 5, 2022

As Omicron variant spreads, New England hospitals are under unprecedented strain

States such as Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have experienced record numbers of cases and hospitalizations.

December 23, 2021

At candle factory obliterated by the tornado, one victim was everybody’s friend

Nearly everyone who worked with Kayla Smith considered her a friend, or a best friend, or practically a sister.

December 16, 2021

The Mayfield tornado killed a young couple and two of their five children, devastating a close-knit Amish community

By Monday, relatives had gathered from five states to grieve the loss of four members of a single family.

December 13, 2021

Starbucks workers in Buffalo win watershed union vote

Starbucks workers in Buffalo won a pathbreaking bid to form a union after votes were counted Thursday, part of a wave of labor activism sweeping the country in the midst of the pandemic.

December 9, 2021

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican Trump critic, will not seek reelection

The two-term governor’s opposition to Trump has put him at odds with his party, and in a parting shot the former president said Baker “shouldn’t even be considered a Republican.”

December 1, 2021