María Luisa Paúl

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: University of Notre Dame, BA in political science and economics

María Luisa Paúl is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix team. Paúl hails from Caracas, Venezuela. She first joined The Post as an intern on the General Assignment desk and has previously reported at the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. In 2021, Paúl graduated from the University of Notre Dame, receiving degrees in political science and economics, with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. At Notre Dame, she served as talent and inclusion director, news writer and podcast host for the Observer, the university's independent, student-run newspaper.
Latest from María Luisa Paúl

Disneyland’s fire-breathing Maleficent dragon burst into flames mid-show

A dragon contraption inspired by Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” caught fire during a “Fantasmic!” show at Disneyland in California.

April 24, 2023

The conservative campaign to rewrite child labor laws

The Foundation for Government Accountability, a Florida-based think tank and lobbying group, drafted state legislation to strip child workplace protections, emails show.

April 23, 2023

Tennessee lawmaker resigns after violating harassment policy

An ethics subcommittee in Tennessee on March 29 found that state Rep. Scotty Campbell (R) had violated the legislature's harassment policy.

April 21, 2023

Montana Republicans misgender trans lawmaker in letter calling for civility

The right-wing Montana Freedom Caucus called state Rep. Zooey Zephyr’s rebuke of anti-trans legislation “hateful rhetoric” and demanded her censure.

April 20, 2023

What to know about the shooting of Ralph Yarl, who went to the wrong house

An 84-year-old White man, Andrew Lester, has been charged with shooting Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager who mistakenly showed up at his door in Kansas City, Mo.

April 18, 2023

Did you give up on the ‘Love Is Blind’ reunion? Here’s a recap.

If you fell asleep before the delayed "Love Is Blind" live reunion on Netflix, here's what happened a year after the couples said "I do" — or "I don't."

April 17, 2023

A ‘Love is Blind’ live reunion was hyped for weeks, only to be delayed

Originally slated for 8 p.m. Eastern, the live reunion of "Love is Blind" was delayed for over an hour on the Netflix streaming app.

April 16, 2023

She died in a Pa. chocolate factory explosion. Her family wants answers.

Judith Lopez-Moran was among the seven killed by an explosion at an R.M. Palmer chocolate factory. Now her family is suing, seeking answers for her death.

April 12, 2023

Congressional Black Caucus holds emergency meeting after Tenn. expulsions

Over 100 state and federal Black lawmakers assembled in an emergency Zoom meeting Thursday evening to offer support to Democratic Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, who were unseated from the Tennessee House.

April 7, 2023

Tennessee House expels two Democrats in historic act of partisan retaliation

The historic act of retaliation comes a week after they halted proceedings to call for gun control in the wake of the Covenant School shooting.

April 7, 2023