Maura Judkis is a reporter for the Washington Post, covering culture, food and the arts. She is a 2018 James Beard Award winner, and her work has been honored by the Association of Food Journalists and the Virginia Press Association. She has written about the restaurant industry’s sexual harassment problem, developments in smart kitchen technology, the ubiquity of pumpkin spice, and how social media has changed the way we interact with art and cuisine. She reviews new food trends and products for the Washington Post’s web series, “Is it Good?”

Maura has appeared on local and international TV and radio, including MSNBC, CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera, and National Public Radio. She is a 2007 graduate of the George Washington University, and a 2011 arts journalism fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Southern California. She has also written for U.S. News & World Report,, ARTnews, the Washington City Paper, and the Onion A.V. Club. She joined the Washington Post in 2011.