Emily Langer

Washington, D.C.

Obituary writer

Education: Georgetown University, BA in Italian and English

Emily Langer has been a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk since 2011. She previously worked for the Outlook and Local Living sections. Before joining The Post in 2007, she was a researcher for “The Almanac of American Politics.” From 2010 to 2011, she was a Fulbright fellow in Trieste, Italy.
Latest from Emily Langer

Len Goodman, stalwart judge on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ dies at 78

The British ballroom dancer became known to millions of American television viewers for his cockney-inflected one-liners.

April 24, 2023

Bud Shuster, congressional ‘king of asphalt,’ dies at 91

The Pennsylvania Republican directed billions of dollars in public works as chairman of the powerful House Transportation Committee.

April 21, 2023

Meir Shalev, preeminent Israeli writer, dies at 74

In works of fiction, nonfiction and memoir, he captured his country’s history without becoming mired in its politics.

April 19, 2023

Hedda Kleinfeld Schachter, doyenne of bridal couture, dies at 99

Legions of brides-to-be converged on Kleinfeld’s, her Brooklyn wedding dress emporium, for their turn at a nuptial rite of passage.

April 17, 2023

Rachel Pollack, writer of fantasy, tarot and trailblazing comics, dies at 77

She drew on her experience as a transgender woman to create the first transgender superheroine for DC Comics.

April 14, 2023

Theodor Diener, scientist who discovered the tiny viroid, dies at 102

The Swiss-born researcher received the National Medal of Science for identifying the viroid, the tiniest known agent of infectious disease.

April 13, 2023

Alicia Shepard, media writer and Watergate biographer, dies at 69

The former NPR ombudsman wrote a book about Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and once chronicled her adventures sailing across the South Pacific.

April 12, 2023

Michael Lerner, Oscar-nominated character actor, dies at 81

He brought a gruff charisma to his portrayal of Hollywood heavies, notably the imposing movie mogul in the Coen brothers’ “Barton Fink.”

April 10, 2023

Ben Ferencz, last living Nuremberg prosecutor, dies at 103

At 27, he prosecuted Nazis for more than 1 million deaths in perhaps the largest murder case in history.

April 8, 2023

Michael Roberts, creative force in fashion, dies at 75

Mr. Roberts, one of the few men of color in the fashion industry of his era, was described as its "most celebrated Renaissance man.”

April 5, 2023