Ashley Parker

Washington, D.C.

White House Bureau Chief

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in English; Communications

Ashley Parker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. She covered all four years of the Trump presidency, as well as his 2016 campaign. She was part of The Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2018, for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In 2019, Parker served as one of the moderators for the Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta, hosted by The Post and MSNBC. She joined The Post in 2017, after 11 years at the New York Times, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress, am
Latest from Ashley Parker

15 boxes: Inside the long, strange trip of Trump’s classified records

The journey underscores how defiantly and indiscriminately the former president violated the Presidential Records Act.

February 12, 2022

New intelligence suggests Russia plans a ‘false flag’ operation to trigger an invasion of Ukraine

Officials review new intelligence about imminent Russian invasion.

February 11, 2022

National Archives asks Justice Dept. to investigate Trump’s handling of White House records

The request came amid revelations that officials recovered 15 boxes of materials from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence that weren’t handed back to the government as they should have been.

February 9, 2022

‘He never stopped ripping things up’: Inside Trump’s relentless document destruction habits

Trump’s shredding of paper in the White House was far more widespread and indiscriminate than previously known and — despite multiple admonishments — extended throughout his presidency.

February 5, 2022

U.S. accuses Russia of planning to film false attack as pretext for Ukraine invasion

U.S. officials say they have evidence that Russia has developed a plan, approved at high levels in Moscow, to create a pretext for invading Ukraine by falsely pinning an attack on Ukrainian forces.

February 3, 2022

Biden dispatching additional U.S. troops to Eastern Europe

About 3,000 U.S. service members are expected to deploy in the coming days, U.S. officials said.

February 2, 2022

Russia responds in writing to U.S. proposal on Ukraine crisis

A U.S. official declined to provide details about the proposal, delivered ahead of a phone call between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

February 1, 2022

Qatar’s emir visits White House, as Biden may need help with natural gas for Europe

President Biden is looking to Qatar to help supply natural gas to Europe if Russia cuts supplies.

January 31, 2022

Why we’re talking about Ukraine… again

What’s likely to happen next with this intensifying U.S.-Russia conflict? How is Biden’s approach with Ukraine different than past presidents? And why does Ukraine seem to come up over and over again in modern American politics?

January 27, 2022