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Ellen Nakashima

National Security Reporter with The Washington Post

Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter with The Washington Post, having joined in 1995. She writes about the US-IndoPacific security issues and the intersection of intelligence, technology and national security. Ms Nakashima has covered cyber policy and operations from the George W Bush to Biden administrations and has been a member of three Pulitzer-prize winning teams at The Washington Post, including the 2022 Pulitzer for Public Service for an investigation of the 6 January assault on the US Capitol, the security failures that led to it, and its aftermath. She has been a White House correspondent, Southeast Asia bureau chief, and a co-author of a biography of Al Gore.
Updated: April 12, 2023