Praveena Somasundaram

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in journalism, BA in biology

Praveena Somasundaram is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix desk. She joined The Post as an intern on the General Assignment desk and has previously reported at the Dallas Morning News and the Charlotte Observer.
Latest from Praveena Somasundaram

Five late-night hosts will debut podcast to benefit striking writers

All the proceeds from “Strike Force Five” will benefit the late-night shows’ workers who are affected by the strikes, Spotify said.

August 30, 2023

UNC faculty member killed in campus shooting; suspect in custody

A person is in custody Monday after allegedly shooting and killing a faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

August 28, 2023

Hooters in N.C. didn’t rehire Black servers after pandemic, lawsuit says

The complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges Hooters discriminated against servers who were Black or had dark skin tones.

August 27, 2023

School board censures trustee after she allegedly sneaked into library

The Granbury Independent School District in Texas censured trustee Karen Lowery, who allegedly inspected books in a school library for over an hour this month.

August 25, 2023

A house was listed for $1. It sold for $52,000, agent says.

A Pontiac, Mich., house was listed for a single dollar on Zillow for eight days, leading to a frenzy of calls and offers after it went viral online.

August 24, 2023

A jockey slid off saddle midrace — but stayed on in ‘tremendous’ save

Abel Lezcano, 33, clung to a horse’s neck and later hoisted himself atop it after one of his stirrups broke during a race in Illinois on Sunday.

August 23, 2023

A bird dropped a fish while flying — and caused a power outage, officials say

A transformer on a power pole was damaged when a fish landed on it earlier this month, leaving thousands temporarily without power, officials said.

August 22, 2023

As Maui fires raged, two friends sent an SOS from a swimming pool

Kristina Lee-Garrido, 54, and a friend stood in a pool for hours as the Maui wildfires raged around them before they were rescued by firefighters.

August 18, 2023

Invasive hornet with ‘reputation’ for targeting honeybees seen in U.S.

The yellow-legged hornet, which is native to tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, was seen for the first time in Georgia earlier this month.

August 18, 2023

Maui wildfires death toll at 99, likely to rise over 10 days

Here are the latest updates on the Maui fire containment, deaths and recovery as efforts continue in scorched Lahaina and across Hawaii.

August 15, 2023