I am a Washington, D.C.-based journalist focused on politics and policy and currently the senior Washington correspondent for The Independent. My first book We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, which the Washington Post called "outstanding," was published August 3, 2021. I previously worked as an editor at the Washington Post and the Hill and as a reporter at Roll Call, National Journal and MarketWatch. My work has also been featured in The New Republic, The Daily Beast, Salon.com and Spectrum. Email pitches and tips at EMGarcia2009@gmail.com. Speaking inquiries media hits can be directed to Kelly.Shi@harpercollins.com (Photos: Kristin Herbruck Photography)
Why did Latino men shift toward Trump in 2020? I looked to my dad for answers (cover story for the magazine).
GOP women have to run further to the right than men do
Trump’s attack on Hunter Biden will only increase the stigma of addiction
Macy’s helped us reach the middle class. Furloughed workers may not get there.
I worried that my dad and I would drift apart. Neil Peart made that impossible.
Autistic men don’t always understand consent. We need to teach them.
The Mexican American political moment: Why both parties may finally start taking the 37 million-strong constituency seriously
The week's big question: Biden's 100 days
Autistic people are coming into their own as political players
Children’s Disabilities Inform McMorris Rodgers and Hassan
Patrick Leahy, the Senator from Gotham
For Rivals Tammy Duckworth and Mark Kirk, Campaign Requires Extra Planning
The Daily Beast
What It Feels Like To Be An Autistic Person of Color in the Eyes of the Police
I’m Not Broken: What this Washington reporter with autism wants you to understand
‘Too Big to Fail’ Is Still a Problem. Here’s How D.C. Wants to End It.
Bernie Sanders’s Team Is Embracing Former Elizabeth Warren Backers