Jaclyn Peiser

Washington, D.C.

Reporter on the Morning Mix team

Education: Goucher College, BA in American studies, BA in communications and media studies; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Jaclyn Peiser is a reporter on the Morning Mix team. She joined The Washington Post in 2020 after almost five years at the New York Times, where she was a news assistant and reporter covering the media industry.
Latest from Jaclyn Peiser

    After discovering six adopted brothers and sisters, these siblings believe their story is more than a sprawling family secret

    As the siblings found each other through DNA testing, one thing didn't add up: Why their parents put infant after infant up for adoption for almost a decade.

    February 9, 2022

    Mom files complaint with Tenn. school claiming students got lesson on ‘how to torture a Jew’

    Juniper Russo alleged the teacher's assignments and lesson plans resembled Christian proselytizing, although the class was supposed to focus on the Bible as a historic and literary text.

    February 8, 2022

    A woman thought she was training to be a DEA agent. Her guide was charged with impersonating an officer.

    Robert Edward Golden allegedly gave the woman a fake Drug Enforcement Administration badge, took her on ride-alongs and accompanied her to shooting practice.

    February 7, 2022

    A couple caught an armed stranger in their home. He apologized and paid them $200 for breaking their window.

    The mysterious man had a gun but did not threaten the couple or steal anything, the sheriff's office report says.

    February 4, 2022

    A Black doctor says she was refused service at a bank because of her race: ‘I felt like a criminal’

    Malika Mitchell-Stewart filed a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming employees at a JPMorgan Chase bank accused her of fraud when she tried to deposit a $16,000 check.

    February 3, 2022

    A blizzard blew in on their wedding day. They married anyway in the midst of the nor’easter: ‘It was just perfect’

    After Sally Faulkner and Adam Irujo's ceremony on the steps of the Providence Public Library during a blizzard, family and friends had a snowball fight.

    February 2, 2022

    Mich. GOP governor candidate said rape victims shouldn’t have abortions: ‘Baby inside them may be the next president’

    Garrett Soldano, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan, said he hoped to dissuade rape victims from getting abortions, adding: "God put them in this moment."

    February 1, 2022

    Lauren Smith-Fields died of an accidental overdose on a Bumble date, police say. Her family disputes that.

    Lauren Smith-Fields, a 23-year-old from Bridgeport, Conn., died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, other prescription medication and alcohol, the state medical examiner’s office says.

    January 27, 2022

    A 73-year-old knew she was being scammed. So she lured the scammer to her home and had him arrested, police say.

    The alleged scammer told Jean, 73, that he was her grandson and needed $8,000 for bail after being arrested for drunken driving.

    January 24, 2022

    A Tennessee couple tried to become foster parents. They were denied because they’re Jewish, lawsuit says.

    Elizabeth and Gabriel Rutan-Ram, a Jewish couple from Tennessee, sued the state alleging constitutional violations of religious freedom and equal protection.

    January 21, 2022