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Martine Powers

Host, Post Reports

Martine Powers

Martine Powers is the senior host of Post Reports, The Washington Post’s flagship daily news podcast. Since launching the show in December 2018, Powers and the Post Reports team have grown a massive audience of loyal listeners, and their work has been recognized by the Peabody Awards, the Online News Association, the Webbys, the National Association of Black Journalists and the duPont-Columbia Awards. In 2023, Powers hosted a seven-part investigative podcast series,The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop, about the unsolved mystery around the remains of Grenada’s former prime minister. Powers came to The Washington Post in 2016 after working at The Boston Globe and Politico and spending a year as a Fulbright fellow in Trinidad & Tobago. While working as a Metro reporter covering infrastructure and transportation, she served as interim host of The Post’s Can He Do That? and hosted the narrative miniseries How to Flip the House ahead of the 2018 midterms. Later that year, she was named the founding host of Post Reports.


Scheduled Appearances


The Washington Post presents POST REPORTS: Identity Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 4:00pm

Trust in American institutions has reached record lows, leaving Americans in search of shared values, community and ways to understand where they fit in. At the same time, identity markers have gained more prominence. Where do these changes leave us? Are we creating more opportunities to understand each other, or becoming more fractured?

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post.

Elahe Izadi
Martine Powers
Shadi Hamid
Jason Willick
Featuring: Elahe Izadi, Martine Powers, Shadi Hamid, Jason Willick

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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