Marisa Iati

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Education: American University, MA in Journalism and Public Affairs; University of Notre Dame, BA in American Studies

Marisa Iati is a reporter on the general assignment desk at The Washington Post. She previously worked at the Star-Ledger and in New Jersey, where she covered municipal mayhem, community issues, education and crime.
Latest from Marisa Iati

Pour one out for Nutmeg, a Disneyland cat that inspired its own cocktail

The cat was so beloved by staff at one Disneyland restaurant that it created a $16 cocktail on the "secret menu" in Nutmeg's honor.

May 14, 2023

‘The Good Doctor’ memes go viral, reigniting debate about autism portrayal

Among autism advocates and experts, opinions about the character of Dr. Shaun Murphy are mixed.

May 11, 2023

Texas shooter with ‘neo-Nazi ideation’ targeted mall, not specific people, officials say

Mauricio Garcia, 33, had no criminal history and was not on law enforcement’s radar before the shooting, authorities said.

May 9, 2023

Texas mall shooting victims included young sisters, security guard

Although authorities had not identified any of the eight people killed by Monday afternoon, details began trickling out through their loved ones.

May 8, 2023

Investigators examine Texas gunman’s white-supremacist views after 8 killed

Authorities seeking to determine a motive have focused on the gunman’s apparent fascination with white supremacy as well as a patch with extremist initials on his clothing.

May 7, 2023

How Jenny Craig built a weight-loss empire and battled her speech loss

Craig's self-named diet company plans to close its doors after four decades, NBC News reported.

May 4, 2023

Accused Texas shooter’s partner and another who helped him are arrested, authorities say

Francisco Oropesa's longtime partner was charged with hindering his apprehension. A sheriff's deputy said authorities may arrest others, saying the situation is "fluid."

May 3, 2023

Man accused of fatally shooting 5 neighbors captured after days-long manhunt

Authorities said the suspect, identified as Francisco Oropesa, killed his neighbors Friday after they asked him to stop shooting near their yard, then fled.

May 2, 2023

Family says they repeatedly called 911 during Texas shooter’s rampage

“Why is he killing my family now?” Ramiro Guzmán recalled telling a 911 operator late Friday. Authorities are still searching for the person who killed five of them.

May 1, 2023

FBI hitting ‘dead ends’ in search for man suspected of killing 5 neighbors

The FBI on Sunday warned anyone who might see the suspect not to confront him because he is considered “armed and dangerous.”

April 30, 2023