María Luisa Paúl

Washington, D.C.

General Assignment Reporter

Education: University of Notre Dame, BA in political science and economics

Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, María Luisa Paúl is a reporter on the General Assignment Desk. Previously, she was a bilingual newsroom intern at the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, where she was part of the real-time news team. In 2021, Paúl graduated from the University of Notre Dame, receiving degrees in political science and economics and a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. At Notre Dame, she served as talent and inclusion director, news writer and podcast host for the Observer, the university's independent, student-run newspaper.
Latest from María Luisa Paúl

Meet the ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’ rapper accused of laundering billions of dollars in crypto

Heather Morgan has two distinct personas: one as a successful tech entrepreneur and another as Razzlekhan, the self-proclaimed “Crocodile of Wall Street” who raps about investing in meme stocks and getting high in a cemetery.

February 13, 2022

Covid increases long-term heart risks, study of U.S. veterans finds

The pediatric vaccine would only be administered to young children after it receives FDA emergency-use authorization and is officially recommended by the CDC.

February 11, 2022

What to know about the omicron variant of the coronavirus

The recent surge is waning, but the highly transmissible omicron variant is still the dominant strain in the U.S., targeting the unvaccinated and those older than 75.

February 9, 2022

Boy pulled out of well in Morocco dies after four-day rescue mission that transfixed the world

The rescue operation had gripped Morocco and its neighbors, with the hashtag #SaveRayan becoming a rallying cry.

February 5, 2022

North Carolina Supreme Court rejects redistricting map as unconstitutional

Lawmakers must submit a redrawn map and an explanation of what data they relied on and methods they used to determine that their districting plan is constitutional to the trial court that ruled in their favor last month.

February 4, 2022

Miami officials allow neighborhoods to opt out of protecting fowl intruders — peacocks

What began as an exotic mystery has quickly turned into a battle pitting neighbors against each other.

February 3, 2022

‘Bomb cyclone’ lashes New England with extreme snow, wind

The blizzard eased in eastern New England on Saturday evening.

January 29, 2022

Pope Francis calls access to accurate information on coronavirus vaccines ‘a human right’

The Catholic leader criticized misinformation but added: "We must respect the doubts, the concerns and the questions that people raise."

January 29, 2022

Rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used in Kenosha shootings will be destroyed, prosecutor says

Rittenhouse was acquitted last year after killing two people and injuring one during unrest in Kenosha, Wis., in 2020.

January 28, 2022

Officers fatally shoot man holding box cutter in standoff on Nashville highway, police say

Nine officers shot at the man after he seemed to pull his right hand from his pocket with a shiny, cylindrical object, authorities said.

January 28, 2022