Rosalind S. Helderman

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Rosalind S. Helderman
Helderman at the 2018 Pulitzer Prize awards ceremony
Rosalind Sarah Helderman

(1978-10-03) October 3, 1978 (age 44)
Alma materHarvard University
Years active2001-present
EmployerThe Washington Post

Rosalind S. Helderman (born October 3, 1978) is a journalist in the United States. She is currently a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post.[1][2]


Helderman was born to Hal and Phyllis Helderman and raised in metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee. Her family is Jewish.[3] She graduated from the West End Synagogue’s Beit Miriam Religious School[3] and earned a B.A. in history from Harvard University in 2001.[4]

Helderman joined The Post as a reporter in 2001. She was initially a general assignment reporter for the newspaper until she was promoted in 2014 to The Post's national political investigations and enterprise team for the 2014 and 2016 election cycles.[5] She is a regular contributor to MSNBC.[6]

Helderman was named Outstanding Journalist of the Year by the Virginia Press Association;[3] won a George Polk Award in 2014; and was one of the investigators whose coverage of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize.[7]


  • Introduction and analysis with Matt Zapotosky for the Mueller Report by The Washington Post ISBN 978-1982129736


  1. ^ "Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post". Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rosalind S. Helderman, PBS Washington Week". Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Mazel Tov – July 2014". The Jewish Observer. June 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Rosalind S. Helderman | Writer Profile | The Harvard Crimson". Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Gold, Hadas (February 6, 2014). "WaPo's Roz Helderman to investigative team". Politico. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Mueller obtains personal letter from Trump to Putin: WaPo". MSNBC. March 10, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting: Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post". Retrieved February 17, 2019.

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