Meryl Kornfield

Washington, D.C.


Education: University of Florida, BS in Journalism

Meryl Kornfield is a staff writer on the Politics desk at The Washington Post. She previously worked on the General Assignment and Investigative desks, where she was a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2020 and 2023 for her role in The Post's opioid coverage. Meryl graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where she studied journalism and Latin America. Before moving to D.C., Meryl reported for outlets across Florida, including the Associated Press, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post, the Gainesville Sun and UF’s independent student new
Latest from Meryl Kornfield

Loyalty, long lines, ‘civil war’ talk: A raging movement propels Trump

The former president has trounced GOP rivals offering similar policy agendas, boosted by a fervent base that treats him with singular veneration.

January 21, 2024

Silicon Valley insiders are trying to unseat Biden with help from AI

A new super PAC tied to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and billionaire Bill Ackman is backing Democratic challenger Dean Phillips.

January 18, 2024

GOP race moves to N.H. after Trump dominates in Iowa

The latest news on the 2024 Iowa caucuses including analysis of the election results.

January 16, 2024

Asa Hutchinson announces end to unsuccessful presidential bid

The Republican failed to gain traction with primary voters, who mostly backed Donald Trump and rejected Hutchinson’s argument that the former president was ill-suited to lead the party given his legal troubles.

January 16, 2024

Trump was declared the winner in Iowa before many even cast their votes

The decision by the AP and other news organizations to project a Trump victory before the caucuses had finished drew scorn from the former president’s rivals.

January 16, 2024

Iowa caucus turnout lowest in over a decade amid freezing temperatures

Despite subzero temperatures and a frigid wind chill, the state’s most devoted Republican caucus-goers were undeterred.

January 16, 2024

TV ads, town halls and tons of mail: How 6 Iowans picked a candidate

The Iowa campaign has been far less suspenseful than usual, with Donald Trump leading by some 30 points. But some are making their choices in the final stretch.

January 15, 2024

At Iowa’s oldest gay bar, fear over Republicans’ transgender rhetoric

Targeting transgender rights has become increasingly central to the pitch many Republican politicians are making across the country, a trend that has come sharply into focus in Iowa.

January 15, 2024

Trump-dominated Iowa race barrels to contentious finish in frigid weather

The competing appearances across a frigid landscape heralded the end of months of campaigning in a Republican race that has been remarkably static.

January 14, 2024

‘Ordained by God’: Trump’s legal problems galvanize Iowa evangelicals

Evangelicals have played a major role in the GOP caucuses for years. This time, many are supporting the former president.

January 14, 2024