Lynh Bui is a reporter at The Washington Post, where she covers public safety and criminal justice in Prince George’s County. Bui started at the newspaper in 2012 as the Washington Post-American University fellow, earning her master’s degree in public affairs and journalism and working on the metro desk covering Montgomery County Public Schools. Before coming to Washington D.C., Bui was a political and public affairs reporter in Phoenix, Ariz., for seven years, covering local government for azcentral.com and The Arizona Republic. She spent her last two years in Arizona as the city hall reporter for Phoenix — the sixth largest city in the nation — covering a regional transit strike, a competitive mayoral election, campaign finance, budget issues and labor relations. As a reporter for the Republic, Bui has also reported on development and the local economy after covering several cities and one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. A native of Arizona who speaks Vietnamese, she has her undergraduate degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Photo by Laura Houston Santhanam.