Daniel Wu

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: Stanford University, BA in History and MA in Communications

Daniel Wu is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix team. He joined The Post as an intern on the Metro desk in 2022 and previously worked for the Seattle Times and the San Jose Mercury News. Wu studied history and communications at Stanford University, where he also wrote and edited for The Stanford Daily.
Latest from Daniel Wu

How a medical mystery led to a wriggling, parasitic worm in a woman’s brain

O. robertsi, a species of parasitic roundworm, typically reside in the stomachs of carpet pythons, which are common in Australia.

August 30, 2023

Carlsen and Niemann settle chess feud after cheating claims and lawsuit

Hans Niemann, Magnus Carlsen and Chess.com reached an agreement to end a year-long feud sparked by accusations Niemann cheated to beat Carlsen in a tournament.

August 29, 2023

PETA settles lawsuit to shut down ‘worst roadside zoo in the country’

Waccatee Zoo, a Myrtle Beach, S.C., roadside zoo, will remain permanently closed after its owner and operators settled a lawsuit with PETA.

August 28, 2023

Runners raced through mud in California. Now some have rashes and fevers.

Runners in a California Tough Mudder race reported painful rashes that could be due to a bacterial infection, Sonoma County said in a public health advisory.

August 28, 2023

Former Ky. prosecutor charged with soliciting nude photos from defendant

A former elected Kentucky prosecutor, Ronnie Goldy Jr., is charged with soliciting nude photos from a woman in exchange for help with her criminal cases.

August 24, 2023

Shaq was late. So two college friends got onstage to DJ at a festival.

Ryan Laehy and Christian Franco were suddenly asked to DJ for tens of thousands of fans after Shaq’s set at a San Francisco music festival was delayed.

August 23, 2023

NYC councilwoman kissed by stranger while giving TV interview

During a TV news interview in Brooklyn, councilwoman Inna Vernikov was accosted by a stranger who kissed her and then walked away.

August 22, 2023

A photo of ‘Bhutan’s Babe Ruth’ went viral. Can it boost baseball there?

A viral photo of Ugyen Pelzang, a Bhutanese player, hitting a home run brought the world’s attention to the growth of baseball in Bhutan.

August 21, 2023

NASA spacecraft reunites with Earth after 17-year trip around the sun

NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft, which launched in 2006 to study the sun, is finally passing by Earth again after a 17-year orbit around the star.

August 20, 2023

She accused her ex of revenge porn. A jury said he should pay her $1.2B.

A woman from Harris County, Tex., sued her ex-boyfriend, accusing him of spreading intimate images of her online. A jury awarded her a $1.2 billion judgment.

August 15, 2023