Lauren Tierney

Washington, D.C.

Senior Graphic Reporter focusing on cartography

Education: University of Oregon, MS in Geography; University of Oregon, BA in Geography and Spanish

Lauren Tierney is a Senior Graphics Reporter at The Washington Post, focusing on mapping, weather and natural disaster coverage. Before joining the Post in 2017, she was a Graphics Editor at National Geographic Magazine, and has a masters degree in geography from the University of Oregon. She is a cartographer who enjoys telling stories with maps and specializes in mapping environment, climate, wildlife, and adventure topics.
Latest from Lauren Tierney

States where abortion is legal, banned or under threat

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

May 4, 2023

Visualizing the record-breaking rain in Fort Lauderdale

More than 9 inches of rain fell over the city in a 12-hour period, flooding streets and stranding residents.

April 13, 2023

    The steps of the Trump indictment process, explained

    Trump is expected to voluntarily surrender on Tuesday after his indictment by a New York grand jury. This is what the indictment process could look like.

    April 4, 2023

    Putin, charged with war crimes, must limit travel to avoid arrest

    The 123 countries that belong to the International Criminal Court are legally obligated to arrest the Russian leader but some nations have flouted the court's orders in the past.

    March 24, 2023

    Follow the 600-mile front line between Ukrainian and Russian forces

    Over the last year, the war has morphed from a multi-front invasion to a conflict of attrition largely concentrated along a 600-mile stretch in the east and south.

    February 21, 2023

      The earthquake’s widespread destruction, in photos, maps and videos

      An early-morning earthquake Monday was centered in southern Turkey, but its effects were felt by millions across the region, from Kahramanmaras, to Aleppo, to Damascus.

      February 6, 2023

      Seasonal affective disorder can last for months. Here are the signs.

      Some people experience seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which may be triggered by lower levels of sunlight in the winter.

      January 12, 2023

      Fitting the World Cup into tiny Qatar

      Qatar is the smallest country ever to hold the tournament, dwarfed by prior hosts Russia and Brazil, and a future host: the entire continent of North America.

      November 26, 2022

      Tracking the path of Nicole

      Track the latest forecasts, maps and projected path of Tropical Storm Nicole as it moves from the Atlantic Ocean through the Bahamas toward Florida.

      November 10, 2022

      Fetterman bested Biden across Pennsylvania to flip a U.S. Senate seat

      The Fetterman campaign emphasized rural parts of Pennsylvania, trimming GOP margins.

      November 9, 2022