Covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military
Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA in journalism; University of Maryland at College Park, master's in journalism
Dan Lamothe joined The Washington Post in 2014 to cover the U.S. military. He has written about the Armed Forces for more than 14 years, traveling extensively, embedding with each service and covering combat in Afghanistan numerous times. Lamothe, a native of Chicopee, Mass., first took an interest in writing for newspapers in high school, and his enthusiasm for it grew while attending the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As an undergraduate, he was deeply involved at The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the student newspaper on campus, and led its newsroom as managing editor as a senior.