Aaron Steckelberg

Washington, D.C.

Senior graphics reporter

Education: Attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Aaron Steckelberg is a senior graphics reporter at The Washington Post. He was part of a team at The Post that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the series “2C: Beyond the Limit.” He has been at the Post since 2016, and was previously the graphics director at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Aaron began his professional career 1998 as a graphics reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, followed by stints at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe.
Latest from Aaron Steckelberg

Scientists may have the key to treating tinnitus: Retrain the brain

An innovative treatment called bimodal neuromodulation offers hope to the millions of people with tinnitus. Here’s how it works.

January 19, 2024

How Israel pushed over a million Palestinians into a tiny corner of Gaza

Before the war, Rafah had a population of 280,000 people. It has now swelled to over a million, in an area about a third the size of Washington.

December 22, 2023

Ink regret can be painful. Just ask the girl with the Kanye tattoo.

Removing a tattoo can take longer and be more painful than getting one.

December 15, 2023

    Oldest, tallest, sandiest: Comparing America’s quirky Christmas trees

    Take a virtual stroll through some of the country’s most famous — and in some cases, oddest — holiday trees.

    December 6, 2023

    Why daylight saving time is worse for your body than standard time

    Daylight saving time gives us more light at the end of the day to enjoy spring and summer activities, but it can have a negative impact on our health.

    November 1, 2023

    How the Israel-Gaza conflict is unfolding in maps and graphics

    This week has brought fear, destruction and uncertainty for millions in the region. Here’s how the events unfolded.

    October 31, 2023

      What a ground war in Gaza could look like

      To dismantle Hamas, the IDF would have to fight in Gaza’s dense neighborhoods, adding to the risks civilians are facing.

      October 20, 2023

      How Hamas breached Israel’s ‘Iron Wall’

      The “smart fence” that separates Israel from Gaza is equipped with cutting-edge technology, designed to detect any security breach.

      October 10, 2023

      The 5 hurricane categories, explained

      See the potential damage associated with each category part of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

      September 13, 2023

        How to prepare your family, home and pets for a hurricane

        Use this customized guide to help you determine what actions you can take to keep your family, home and pets safe before, during and after a hurricane.

        August 11, 2023