Marisa Iati

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Education: American University, MA in Journalism and Public Affairs; University of Notre Dame, BA in American Studies

Marisa Iati is a reporter on the general assignment desk at The Washington Post. She previously worked at the Star-Ledger and in New Jersey, where she covered municipal mayhem, community issues, education and crime.
Latest from Marisa Iati

These celebrities ‘subscribed to Twitter Blue.’ Except they’re dead.

Chadwick Boseman, Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant are among the public figures Twitter labeled as having paid for a new subscription program costing $8 a month.

April 23, 2023

Death count rises to 5 in Louisville bank shooting

Connor Sturgeon, an employee of Old National Bank killed four people, Louisville police said. He died after police shot him, authorities said.

April 10, 2023

Dalai Lama apologizes for asking boy to ‘suck my tongue’ at temple

His office says the 87-year-old Dalai Lama ‘often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way’ but ‘regrets the incident’ caught on video.

April 10, 2023

Mother linked to ‘doomsday’ group faces trial in her children’s killings. Here’s what to know.

Lori Vallow is accused of being driven by extremist beliefs to kill her two children, J.J. and Tylee.

April 10, 2023

Sorry, Catholics, no hot dogs for you at Good Friday’s MLB home openers

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh told believers in the Steel City that they still have to abide by church teaching to fast and abstain from meat on the somber holy day.

April 6, 2023

True-crime fans seized on the Idaho killings. Their accusations derailed lives.

True crime fan theories about the University of Idaho stabbings put unsuspecting people under national scrutiny, tarnished reputations and spurred harassment.

April 2, 2023

She survived Auschwitz. Now she’s teaching Gen Z about it — on TikTok.

Tova Friedman and her 17-year-old grandson are trying to counter Holocaust denial and misinformation by sharing her firsthand experience.

March 29, 2023

Even small tornadoes can toss mobile homes. What about a massive one?

The tornadoes crushed many mobile homes in their paths, knocking structures off foundations and contributing to the death toll of at least 26 people.

March 28, 2023

Idaho hospital to stop delivering babies, partly due to ‘political climate’

Bonner General Health noted “legal and political climate” in a state where trigger laws banned nearly all abortions after the fall of the constitutional right to them.

March 21, 2023

McCarthy downplays N.Y. case against Trump, dismisses it as ‘personal money’

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) sought to downplay the N.Y. case against former president Donald Trump, saying it involved “personal money” and shouldn’t be able to be prosecuted under the statute of limitations.

March 21, 2023