Marc Fisher

Washington, D.C.

Senior editor reporting on a wide range of topics

Education: Princeton University, AB in history, 1980

Marc Fisher, a senior editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions, over 30 years at the paper. Fisher wrote several Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s special reports editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The P
Latest from Marc Fisher

‘Follow the science’: As Year 3 of the pandemic begins, a simple slogan becomes a political weapon

Nearly everyone claims to be pro-science, but many mean only the science they want to believe.

February 11, 2022

Angry outbursts and cool determination: Inside the synagogue attacker’s 18-day journey to terror

From his home in England to two weeks of wandering around Dallas, the hostage taker struck people as odd and aggressive.

January 22, 2022

A synagogue held hostage

What we know about the 11-hour hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue. Plus, Australia sends tennis champion Novak Djokovic home because of his refusal to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

January 18, 2022

‘Some people just don’t like us:’ In a Texas synagogue, 11 hours of terror

A brave rabbi, repeated security trainings and the FBI’s top hostage negotiators bring peaceful end to harrowing ordeal.

January 16, 2022

Which mask? What test? Covid’s latest surge spreads an epidemic of confusion.

Frustrated and exhausted, many Americans say they tune out muddled guidance.

January 11, 2022

Dennis Owens, Washington’s classical wake-up man for four decades, dies at 87

The witty DJ put the classics near the top of the ratings even as the music faded from the radio.

January 4, 2022

Russ Potts, Virginia political maverick who pushed for baseball’s return to D.C., dies at 82

He was a GOP state senator whose 2005 run for governor as an independent made headlines but won few votes.

December 21, 2021

In Ghislaine Maxwell trial, a #MeToo question: Are enablers criminally liable?

Amid lurid allegations, jurors consider a woman’s alleged role in a man’s abuse of young girls.

December 18, 2021

In Liberty County, workers who quit feel liberated, but the community discovers a powerful downside

Liberty County, Ga., is one of those places where startling numbers of people have quit their jobs this year. The result is a place where people are thinking about work in new, sometimes revelatory, ways — but also feeling the pain of reduced services, pinched bottom lines and a diminished sense of community.

December 12, 2021

At a Christmas parade, ‘Comfort and Joy’ turns to carnage and fear: ‘There were bodies all over the street’

In a moment, a speeding SUV driver wrecked a Wisconsin holiday celebration.

November 22, 2021