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Ellen Nakashima is an American journalist who covers national security for The Washington Post.[1] She is a 2014 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.[2]


Nakashima received a B.A. in Humanities from University of California, Berkeley in 1984 before completing a Masters in International Journalism from City University in London.


Nakashima began her journalism career at The Hartford Courant and The Quincy Patriot Ledger, before joining The Washington Post as a reporter in 1995. She has since served as South-East Asia correspondent and a White House reporter until she started covering national security in 2014.[3]

Nakashima has won a series of awards and investitures for her work at The Post. In 2014, she won the Gerald Loeb Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service,[4] while in 2017, she was named Alumna of the Year by the Daily Californian Alumni Association.[5]


  1. ^ "Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post".
  2. ^ PR, WashPost (2018-04-16). "The Washington Post wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and for National Reporting".
  3. ^ "Ellen Nakashima, PBS Washington Week".
  4. ^ "Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  5. ^ "2017 Alumna of the Year: Ellen Nakashima - The Daily Californian Education Foundation". Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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