Trish joined the Post in 2018 to lead a new team of reporters focused on climate change and the environment. In 2022, she joined the investigations team as projects editor. She formerly led international investigations and terrorism enterprise at the Associated Press, where her team’s work on Yemen won a Pulitzer Prize in 2019. During that five-year run, she led AP’s coverage of the Islamic State, a Pulitzer finalist in 2018. At the Post, the climate team launched the multipart series 2C: Beyond the Limit, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2020. Trish started her career in South Florida and later joined The News & Observer in Raleigh, where she led coverage of education, science, medicine and the environment. In 2004, she moved to The Philadelphia Inquirer to run a similar team, producing a package on the dismantling of the EPA under George W. Bush that was a Pulitzer finalist in national reporting in 2009. In 2011, Trish led AP’s Latin America English-language coverage out of Mexico City. She moved to Washington to run AP’s international investigations in 2013. A Nicaraguan-American, Trish graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown and earned a master’s in Latin American studies at the University of Florida. She lives in Washington with her husband, author Charles Fishman, two children and two Labradors.
Trish recently led a team examining the new fentanyl crisis which won a Pulitzer prize and were named finalists in the Public Service category.
Honors and Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Explanatory Reporting, 2020 2C: Beyond the Limit; Pulitzer Prize, International Reporting, 2019 Yemen’s Dirty War; Pulitzer Finalist, International Reporting, 2018, Collapse of the Calliphate; Pulitzer Finalist, National Reporting, 2009, The Subversion of the EPA; Pulitzer Finalist, National Reporting, 2022, Environmental Racism;