Niraj Chokshi reports on politics and policy in the states for The Washington Post, both in print and online as the senior reporter for GovBeat, a blog he co-launched in August 2013.

Niraj has reported on a variety of topics from same-sex marriage legal battles across the nation to the fight over marijuana legalization. He has also used his digital skills to tell the story of modern America and the Great Recession through charts, graphs and maps.

Click any of the images below to read examples of his reporting.

Before joining The Post, Niraj was an economic policy reporter at National Journal, where he reported on issues ranging from the passage of a two-year transportation bill to the fiscal cliff. He also managed early-morning coverage for the newsroom, assigning and editing stories while running NationalJournal.com.

Niraj has also reported on technology and business for TheAtlantic.com and on the business of the nation’s top 100 law firms in California. In addition to his reporting experience, he has also designed websites for a handful of clients.