Mariana Alfaro

Washington, D.C.

Reporter on the breaking political news team

Education: Northwestern University, BS in Journalism; Northwestern University, MS in Journalism

Mariana Alfaro is a reporter for The Washington Post's breaking political news team. Previously, she co-anchored Post Politics Now. Mariana joined The Post in 2019 as a researcher for the Daily 202. Before that, she interned at the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Insider and The Texas Tribune. A native of San Salvador, Mariana graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School.
Latest from Mariana Alfaro

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez drops out of Republican presidential race

“While I have decided to suspend my campaign for President, my commitment to making this a better nation for every American remains,” Suarez said in a post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter.

August 29, 2023

Eminem tells Vivek Ramaswamy to not use his songs on campaign trail

In the end, the Republican presidential candidate only had one shot, one opportunity to rap his favorite song on the trail.

August 28, 2023

Trump surrenders in Georgia, mug shot released

The former president headed back to his club in Bedminster, N.J., after a brief stay in Atlanta. He told reporters he had done nothing wrong.

August 24, 2023

Highlights, analysis from the first Republican presidential debate

Republican presidential candidates faced off in their first debate.

August 23, 2023

House Freedom Caucus says it won’t support stopgap funding bill without conditions

The announcement marks a potential setback for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who has floated the possibility of passing a stopgap bill to avoid a government shutdown.

August 21, 2023

DeSantis allies scramble to clarify after he criticizes ‘listless vessels’ for Trump

Trump supporters have seized on DeSantis’s comments and compared them to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 critique of Trump’s supporters as ‘deplorables.’

August 20, 2023

N.C. Republican bill limits mail voting, private election funding

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) is expected to veto the bill, which he said was based on “the Big Lie of election fraud,” but Republicans have a veto-proof majority in the legislature.

August 17, 2023

Trump faces 13 counts in Georgia indictment; 18 others charged

Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis launched the probe after a phone call was leaked between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

August 15, 2023

Trump indicted in Georgia over attempts to overturn 2020 election

Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis launched the investigation in February 2021, weeks after audio leaked of a phone call between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

August 15, 2023

Conservative group launches campaign to push for GOP support for Ukraine

Some conservative activists are alarmed about a sharp drop in support among Republican voters for continued U.S. aid to the war effort in Ukraine.

August 15, 2023