Caroline O'Donovan

San Francisco, CA

Tech reporter covering Amazon

Education: University of Chicago, BA in Political Science and English

Caroline O'Donovan covers Amazon for the The Washington Post's tech team in San Francisco. She previously covered tech and labor at BuzzFeed News, where her coverage of Amazon's delivery service network won a SABEW award.
Latest from Caroline O'Donovan

Amazon delivery firm allows its drivers to unionize with the Teamsters

The Teamsters pledged two years ago to unionize Amazon delivery drivers, who are not employed directly by the company.

April 24, 2023

Cash App founder stabbed after allegedly drinking with suspect’s sister

Court records in the killing of Bob Lee describe security footage of the brutal stabbing and reveal that Lee was friendly with the suspect’s sister.

April 14, 2023

Cash App founder Bob Lee knew his killer, police say

The arrest took place around 5:30 a.m. in Emeryville, a community about a half-hour drive east of San Francisco.

April 14, 2023

Amazon tells employees it isn’t falling behind on AI

Amazon has been conspicuously quiet in the AI chatbot race, but a recording of an internal meeting shows that executives say the company isn't falling behind.

April 8, 2023

Amazon, despite climate pledge, fought to kill emissions bill in Oregon

There's not enough renewable energy to keep up with Amazon's growth, so the company is turning to fossil fuels in Oregon despite its renewable energy promises.

April 4, 2023

Amazon grew relentlessly. Now it’s getting lean.

After years of growth and expansion, Amazon is starting to slow down.

March 27, 2023

Amazon cuts another 9,000 jobs as tech layoffs mount

Amazon had already announced it would cut 18,000 jobs.

March 20, 2023

Amazon’s belt-tightening affects towns across the U.S.

As Amazon presses pause on construction of HQ2 in Virginia, other towns and cities are feeling the impact of the tech behemoth's belt-tightening, too.

March 7, 2023

The age of the Silicon Valley ‘moonshot’ is over

Big Tech companies spent years pouring money into ambitious ideas like drone delivery and extending human life spans. Those days are over.

March 2, 2023

Amazon Care is dead, but the tech giant’s health-care ambitions live on

After the sudden shutdown of its ambitious telemedicine experiment, the company continues to explore options for a major expansion into the health industry.

September 4, 2022