Olivia Diaz

The Associated Press - Virginia

Reporter Profile

Olivia Diaz covers The Virginia Legislature, with a focus on political polarization, at The Associated Press. Before joining Report for America, Diaz covered local criminal justice issues in Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of an American University graduate fellowship at The Washington Post. Diaz has also covered crime and breaking news at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. She holds a Master of Arts from American University in journalism and public affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and global studies from the University of Richmond.

Beat: The Virginia Legislature, with a focus on political polarization

Virginia is a cross-section of many issues causing political polarization in America: abortion, education, voting and democracy, to name a few. This reporter covers these issues through the lens of the Virginia Legislature and explores how they resonate beyond the state.