Peter Jamison

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Education: Yale University, BA in English

Peter Jamison is an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, writing a broad range of stories about the lives of people in (and out of) the news. Before joining The Post in 2016, he covered the L.A. mayor's office for the Los Angeles Times and police and courts for the Tampa Bay Times. He was part of a team of Post journalists awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. In 2022 and 2020, his stories were selected for the Best American Newspaper Narratives anthology.
Latest from Peter Jamison

The Christian home-schooler who made ‘parental rights’ a GOP rallying cry

On a private call with Christian millionaires, home-schooling pioneer Michael Farris pushed for a strategy aimed at siphoning billions of tax dollars from public schools

August 29, 2023

Covid, ADHD, race: Parents explain why they home-school their kids

When The Post asked readers to describe their home-schooling experiences, nearly 1,100 responded. Here’s what they told us.

August 18, 2023

The Christian home-schooler revolt: Behind the story with the reporter

Peter Jamison, an enterprise reporter at The Post, answered reader questions about the first story in a series on home schooling.

June 1, 2023

The revolt of the Christian home-schoolers

They were taught that public schools are evil. Then a Virginia couple defied their families and enrolled their kids.

May 30, 2023

Man shot and killed in Congress Heights

The shooting occurred shortly after 8 a.m. in the 3400 block of Stanton Road SE, according to D.C. police.

May 21, 2023

Dumfries teenager arrested in slaying of Woodbridge man

The suspect was a juvenile at the time of the November shooting in Woodbridge

May 20, 2023

Man dies in crash on I-270 after police chase

Montgomery County police officers responded to a call early Saturday about a car parked in the middle lane of the Rockledge Road ramp.

May 20, 2023

Alexandria, steeped in history, seeks to recover its Black community’s past

The Virginia town’s first "Black Family Reunion" sought photos and artifacts to expand the library’s collections and fill in the gaps of local African American history.

April 30, 2023

Murder charge for suspect who fled Secret Service and struck pedestrians

Spiro Stafilatos, 35, was ordered held without bond.

December 31, 2022

Police identify 32-year-old man fatally shot Friday on Capitol Hill

Reekey Garner was killed in a shooting Friday.

December 31, 2022