Shayna Jacobs

New York, N.Y.

Courts, law enforcement and criminal justice

Education: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS; Montclair State University, BA in History

Shayna Jacobs is a federal courts and law enforcement reporter on the national security team at The Washington Post, where she covers the Southern and Eastern districts of New York. Jacobs previously covered courts and crime for the New York Daily News, including numerous high-profile arrests and lawsuits, as well as major news events like Hurricane Sandy. She has served as an assistant adjunct professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Latest from Shayna Jacobs

Jury selection to begin in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Donald Trump

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in a civil court lawsuit by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Donald Trump of raping her years before he became president.

April 24, 2023

What to know about the Trump-E. Jean Carroll case going to trial

In addition to facing criminal charges in Manhattan, Donald Trump is a defendant in a civil lawsuit over an alleged rape decades ago.

April 24, 2023

E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of rape. A civil damages trial starts Tuesday.

Writer E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s. He has called her a liar, and she sued accusing him of defamation and battery.

April 24, 2023

Judge blocks testimony of ex-Trump prosecutor before House panel

Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor in the Trump investigation, had been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington on Thursday.

April 20, 2023

The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

What you need to know about the Mar-a-Lago documents, the Jan. 6 investigation, the Georgia elections probe and the New York fraud lawsuit, among others.

April 20, 2023

In defense of Trump, House GOP targets Bragg with hearing on N.Y. crime

House Republicans are targeting Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as he prosecutes former president Donald Trump on charges related to hush money payments to an adult-film actress.

April 17, 2023

Judge denies Trump’s request for delay in trial involving rape allegation

Lawyers for the former president had argued that a "cooling off" period was needed after his arraignment in an unrelated criminal case this month in Manhattan.

April 17, 2023

Trump deposed for second time in New York AG’s fraud lawsuit

New York Attorney General Letitia James has alleged Donald Trump manipulated the value of assets in reports to lenders and insurers to get better rates.

April 13, 2023

D.C. court won’t say if Trump’s rape claim denial is presidential duty

The ruling leaves unresolved whether a writer who says she was raped by Trump in the 1990s can sue him for defamation.

April 13, 2023

Trump seeks ‘cooling off’ delay in case involving rape claim

A Trump lawyer asks for a four-week postponement in a trial involving E. Jean Carroll because of publicity surrounding the former president's arraignment last week in a separate criminal case.

April 12, 2023