Laura Meckler

National Education Writer
The Washington Post

Laura Meckler is national education writer for the Washington Post. She came to the Post from The Wall Street Journal, where she covered presidential politics, the White House, changing American demographics, immigration and health care. And before that, she wrote about health and social policy for The Associated Press Washington bureau. Before coming to Washington, she covered state government in Columbus, Ohio. She got her start covering everything from schools and cops to the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame festival at The Repository in Canton, Ohio, about 50 miles south of her hometown of Cleveland. Laura graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and serves as vice president of the board that oversees her college newspaper. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University in 2003-04, and in 1999, she won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, a prize given to journalists under age 35, for her coverage of organ donation and transplantation issues. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons.

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