Rachel Lerman

San Francisco

Reporter covering breaking news in technology

Education: Western Washington University, BA in Journalism

Rachel Lerman covers technology breaking news for The Washington Post in San Francisco. Before joining The Post in 2020, she reported on Google and technology trends for the Associated Press. She spent the five years prior covering the booming technology industry in Seattle, most recently for the Seattle Times.
Latest from Rachel Lerman

Elizabeth Holmes’s ex-Theranos partner gets nearly 13 years in prison

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former president and COO of the infamous blood testing start-up, was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison following his conviction on 12 fraud-related charges.

December 7, 2022

PepsiCo layoffs could indicate broader economic woes

The snack and soda giant is reportedly cutting hundreds of corporate workers amid fears of a recession.

December 6, 2022

What is ChatGPT, the viral social media AI?

ChatGPT is a conversational AI project from OpenAI that's been generating funny and sometimes insightful answers to questions.

December 6, 2022

Elon Musk says Kanye West suspended from Twitter after swastika tweet

Musk said Ye was suspended for “incitement to violence” after his swastika tweet and his praise of Hitler in an interview with Infowars’s Alex Jones.

December 2, 2022

Kanye West will not buy Parler after all

Parler's parent company said it has "mutually agreed" with embattled musician Ye to end the deal.

December 1, 2022

What you need to know about the threat of a rail strike and Congress

A strike could start as soon as Dec. 9 if not averted.

November 30, 2022

Holiday shopping sets records on paper, but inflation takes its toll

Cyber Monday sales hit a record $11.3 billion, a 5.3 percent jump from last year, according to Adobe Analytics.

November 29, 2022

Musk plans Twitter check mark feature again, this time with more colors

The second launch follows a chaotic rollout of the feature earlier this month.

November 25, 2022

Everything you need to know about the threat of a rail strike

The showdown between workers and rail companies could have implications for millions of Americans.

November 21, 2022

A diminished Twitter faces a World Cup test for hate speech moderation

Advocates warn that chaos within Twitter could worsen the spread of hate speech during the tournament.

November 19, 2022