Ben Brasch

Washington, D.C.

General Assignment reporter

Education: University of Florida, BS in Journalism and minor in Business Administration

Ben Brasch is a reporter on the General Assignment team at The Washington Post. He previously worked in Georgia at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and in his native Florida at the News-Press in Fort Myers, along with the Ledger in Lakeland.
Latest from Ben Brasch

Arkansas teen couldn’t wait for change. So he ran for mayor — and won.

Jaylen Smith went from high school student body president to 18-year-old mayor in his hometown in Arkansas.

December 7, 2022

Police chief resigns after asking officer to ‘let us go’ during traffic stop

Tampa police chief Mary O’Connor was caught on video flashing her badge to a deputy when she and her husband were stopped on a golf cart without tags.

December 6, 2022

Man admits he burned cross to ‘intimidate’ Black neighbors

Axel Cox has pleaded guilty to federal charges after admitting he set a cross on fire to intimidate his Black neighbors in Gulfport, Miss.

December 5, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Few crossing Dnieper River into Kherson; ‘reduced tempo’ of war to continue, U.S. intel chief says

Russia and Ukraine will probably “try to refit, resupply, in a sense, reconstitute” in the spring, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said.

December 4, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: E.U. agrees to $60 price cap on Russian oil; Scholz speaks with Putin

Up to 13,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the war, a presidential adviser said. President Biden said he has no plans to meet Vladimir Putin until Russia signals an intention to end the war.

December 2, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Shelling leaves Kherson dark; Biden and Macron condemn Russia

The U.S. Army has signed a new contract worth up to $1.2 billion with Raytheon to send air defense missile systems to Ukraine.

December 1, 2022

Deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in ‘That ’70s Show’ star’s rape case

A Los Angeles judge has declared a mistrial after several weeks of proceedings in the case of actor Danny Masterson and his three counts of rape, per the AP.

November 30, 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

Multiple tornadoes confirmed in South amid ongoing storm outbreak

Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms erupted Tuesday afternoon and evening, with most intense activity between northern Louisiana and central Mississippi.

November 29, 2022

Suspect in deadly LGBTQ club shooting was subdued by patrons, Colorado police say

Colorado Springs police said five people were killed and at least 25 were injured in the shooting at the Club Q nightclub. The suspect was hospitalized.

November 21, 2022