Amudalat Ajasa

Washington, D.C.

Weather Reporter

Education: Hofstra University, BA in Journalism with Minors in Meteorology and Global Studies

Amudalat Ajasa is a weather and climate reporter for The Washington Post who covers extreme weather and its effects on communities. She has been at The Post since the summer of 2022. Ajasa came to The Post from the New York Times, where she was an Ida B. Wells Society fellow and aided ongoing investigations, gathered data and conducted surveys for its covid-19 tracking team. After her internship ended, she remained at the Times as a freelancer for its Metro investigations team, exploring the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in public housing. Before that, Ajasa was the le
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