Spencer S. Hsu

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Harvard University, B.A. in English

Spencer S. Hsu is an investigative reporter, two-time Pulitzer finalist and national Emmy Award nominee. Hsu has covered homeland security, immigration, Virginia politics and Congress. He received the Sigma Delta Chi award and Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for excellence in investigative journalism in 2012.
Latest from Spencer S. Hsu

Proud Boys saw themselves as ‘Trump’s army,’ U.S. says in trial closings

Closing arguments are underway in the seditious conspiracy trial of five Proud Boys leaders accused of spearheading the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

April 24, 2023

Proud Boys’ defense wobbles in sedition trial after two take the stand

Prosecutors take fresh shots at the group’s leaders after two co-defendants took the risky step of testifying in the Jan. 6 trial.

April 20, 2023

A top Trump lawyer has recused himself from Mar-a-Lago documents case

Evan Corcoran is still representing Trump in other cases, including the probe into the former president’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

April 15, 2023

Man who pinned officer to Capitol tunnel door sentenced to 7.5 years

D.C. police officer Daniel Hodges called Patrick McCaughey a 'vanguard' of the Jan. 6 attack

April 14, 2023

Proud Boys defendant calls Jan. 6 violence ‘disgrace’ at trial

Zachary Rehl testified in his defense in federal court, saying there was no plan by the far-right Proud Boys group to storm the Capitol.

April 13, 2023

Divided court leaves constitutional issue at Guantanamo unresolved

U.S. may not be allowed to keep a man imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay after he is no longer deemed a threat, but due process question remains

April 12, 2023

Texts between D.C. police and Proud Boys head shown at Jan. 6 trial

Shane Lamond, a veteran of the D.C. police department, is under investigation over his relationship with Enrique Tarrio, who faces seditious conspiracy charges.

April 7, 2023

Charges brought in NYC gay-bar robberies that left D.C. consultant dead

In one of the incidents, authorities say a D.C. political consultant was killed from ingesting fentanyl and other substances.

April 1, 2023

FBI informant testifies at Proud Boys sedition trial — for the defense

An associate of the group, who defendants in the Jan. 6 trial say asked for details about their trial strategy and gave them advice, was also reporting to the FBI.

March 31, 2023

Six people affiliated with the Oath Keepers convicted in Capitol riot

Authorities said most of the defendants marched in single file up steps outside the Capitol and helped force open doors for other rioters on Jan. 6, 2021.

March 20, 2023