Holly Bailey


National Correspondent

Education: University of Oklahoma

Holly Bailey is a national correspondent for The Washington Post based in Minneapolis covering the upper Midwest. She was previously a national political reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign. Before joining The Post in March 2019, she was a national correspondent at Yahoo News, where she covered major news events including the Boston Marathon bombing and trial, the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Tex., and the May 2013 tornadoes in her home state of Oklahoma. Her first book, "The Mercy of the Sky," about severe weather in Oklahoma, was published in 2015 by Viki
Latest from Holly Bailey

Georgia DA says she will announce charging decision in Trump case this summer

In one of the letters, Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis said she would announce possible criminal indictments in the case between July 11 and Sept. 1.

April 24, 2023

Georgia DA seeks to disqualify attorney for ‘fake electors’ in Trump investigation

Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis (D) asked for attorney Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow to be removed from “any further participation” in the case.

April 18, 2023

Minnesota appeals court rejects Chauvin’s request for new trial in Floyd killing

Court upheld the former Minneapolis police officer’s convictions, rejecting his petition for a new trial on the grounds that intense media publicity and other legal and procedural issues had impaired his right to a fair trial.

April 17, 2023

Minneapolis to pay $9 million in claims against Derek Chauvin

Minneapolis will pay $9 million to settle lawsuits filed by two people who accused former police officer Chauvin of pressing his knee into their necks during arrests.

April 14, 2023

Sutherland Springs victims, U.S. reach tentative $144.5 million settlement

A judge had ordered the government to pay more than $230 million to victims and relatives of those killed, but the Justice Department had appealed the order.

April 5, 2023

Trump’s legal drama could soon continue in Georgia

After a historic first — a former president indicted on criminal counts — Donald Trump faces the possibility of added legal peril.

April 5, 2023

Minneapolis leaders approve sweeping settlement to reform policing

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved an agreement with the state of Minnesota to revamp the city’s troubled police department nearly three years after the police killing of George Floyd.

March 31, 2023

Police: Nashville shooter was under a doctor’s care for ‘emotional disorder’

The shooter legally purchased seven firearms before Monday’s attack at a Christian school that left six dead, including three children, according to police.

March 28, 2023

In bodycam footage, Nashville police seen confronting school shooter

Nashville police released footage Tuesday from body-worn cameras that depict officers confronting and opening fire on a heavily armed shooter who killed three children and three adults.

March 28, 2023

Nashville school shooter who killed 6 was heavily armed, left ‘manifesto’

Three young students and three school employees were killed in a barrage of gunfire at Covenant School that ended when police stormed the building.

March 28, 2023