Lynh Bui


Lynh Bui is an assignment editor at The Washington Post where she oversees coverage of the federal courthouses in D.C., and breaking news and enterprise from Maryland’s police and courts. She edits coverage of the nearly 1,000 cases stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection, including major trials, data stories on prosecutions and legal analysis. She has also helped organize large, staff-wide coverage of major events, including President Joe Biden’s inauguration, significant mass shootings and profiles of local covid deaths in 2020.

Bui has nearly 20 years of professional experience as a journalist. Before becoming an editor, Bui was a public safety and criminal justice reporter at The Washington Post focused on Prince George’s County in Maryland. Bui has covered local and national issues including the disappearance of a 8-year-old homeless girl Relisha Rudd, the Baltimore riots and police trials after the death of Freddie Gray and the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bui started at the The Washington Post 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 and  The Arizona Republic.

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. Reach her at lynhbui[at]gmail[dot]com.