Leo Sands


Breaking-news reporting

Education: Trinity College, Cambridge University, BA in History; Trinity College, Cambridge University, MPhil in American History

Leo Sands is a breaking-news reporter in The Washington Post’s London Hub who reports on stories from around the world in the European day. He previously worked at BBC News as a senior journalist across digital and TV news.
Latest from Leo Sands

‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ find of 1,300-year-old necklace dazzles historians

The medieval piece, or “Harpole Treasure,” offers a glimpse into the style of elite 7th-century Christian women, archaeologists working in Northamptonshire, England, say.

December 7, 2022

Meta could remove U.S. news if Congress helps outlets demand payment

Facebook’s owner said provisions from the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would create a “cartel-like entity.”

December 6, 2022

Man charged with threatening doctor caring for trans patients, LGBTQ kids

Federal prosecutors say Matthew Jordan Lindner, of Comfort, Tex., left death threats for a physician affiliated with Boston's National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center.

December 4, 2022

Experimental treatment for chronic illness in winter: Paid-for heating bills

Britain's Warm Home Prescription will pay the heating bills of people with chronic illnesses that flare up in the winter, hoping to stop them from getting sick.

December 1, 2022

‘Cocaine Bear’ is based on a true story: Pablo Eskobear, who overdosed

The real Cocaine Bear featured in the horror movie died near 40 bags of cocaine that dropped from the sky and is allegedly stuffed and on display in Kentucky.

December 1, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: E.U. proposes war crimes tribunal; energy woes continue; White House ‘concerned’ about Paul Whelan

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed establishing a specialized court to investigate and prosecute Russia for war crimes.

November 30, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. announces aid for Ukraine’s battered energy infrastructure

The United States is expected to announce steps to help Ukraine withstand Russian attacks on its energy infrastructure, as NATO diplomats gather in Romania.

November 29, 2022

China’s rare protests spark demonstrations of solidarity around globe

Vigils in solidarity with Chinese protests after a deadly fire in Urumqi have been held in Hong Kong, Taipei and London, with more planned on U.S. college campuses.

November 28, 2022

Judge denies Missouri teenager’s plea to witness father’s execution

Missouri state law mandates death penalty witnesses to be at least 21 years old.

November 27, 2022

Kim Jong Un’s daughter emerges from secrecy for second time in days

New photos released by North Korean state media show the leader with his young daughter at a missile launch event, fueling speculation over his motivation or possible succession plans.

November 27, 2022