Teddy Amenabar

Washington, D.C.

General assignment reporter covering internet trends for the Well+Being team

Education: University of Maryland, BA in journalism

Teddy Amenabar is a general assignment reporter for the Well+Being team covering internet trends. Before that, he was a contributing writer to Launcher, The Post's gaming and esports vertical, and worked on the newsroom's audience team for more than seven years. He joined The Post in 2015.
Latest from Teddy Amenabar

‘It was eerily calm’: How passengers coped during harrowing Alaska Airlines flight

Passengers tell stories of how they coped during Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, when a door plug on the Boeing plane blew off shortly after takeoff.

January 8, 2024

Should I take Paxlovid if I get covid? Here’s what to know.

Older adults and those who don’t have an immune response against covid-19 will benefit the most from Paxlovid, experts say.

January 8, 2024

FDA finds chromium, a second metal contaminant, in applesauce pouches

Chromium-3 is an essential mineral found in foods and dietary supplements, but one form of chromium — chromium-6 — can cause harm.

January 5, 2024

How to start indoor rock climbing

There are two types of climbing available to beginners: bouldering and top-rope.

January 3, 2024

Nearly 290 people may have been poisoned by lead in applesauce. Here’s what to know.

There are now more than 250 reports of “adverse events” related to elevated blood lead levels after eating from pouches of apple cinnamon fruit puree.

January 2, 2024

FDA finds ‘extremely high’ lead levels in cinnamon in applesauce at Ecuador plant

Samples of cinnamon tested at the plant that produced pouches linked to dozens of lead poisoning cases in children were 2,000 times higher than proposed limits.

December 19, 2023

Applesauce lead cases in kids surge amid questions on FDA oversight

A Washington Post investigation found that states are examining nearly 120 cases linked to lead-tainted applesauce pouches

December 9, 2023

What to know about Zepbound, the newest weight-loss drug

A new weight-loss drug, Zepbound, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obesity.

November 8, 2023

Brominated vegetable oil, found in some citrus sodas, may be banned

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed banning the use of brominated vegetable oil over concerns it showed toxic effects in animals and humans.

November 3, 2023

Is it still safe to use eyedrops? Answers about recent safety warnings.

Federal surveillance of eye care products has increased after declining during the pandemic, leading to greater attention to eyedrop safety.

October 31, 2023