The Washington Post: Lori Aratani And Ian Duncan Join Business Desk As Transportation Team

We are pleased to announce that Lori Aratani and Ian Duncan have joined the business desk to helm a new team focused on the transportation industry and the federal agencies that regulate it.

Aviation reporter Lori Aratani will continue to cover the airline industry and the FAA. Since taking on the beat several years ago on Metro, Lori has covered the Boeing Max crashes that killed 346 people, the impact of the pandemic on the aviation industry and the recent rise in airline mergers, as well as more lighthearted pieces on the ever-shrinking airplane lavatory, the push for larger airplane seats and the time Cher took a ride on one of the infamous mobile lounges at Dulles.

Lori also has authored compelling stories about the Asian American experience, including a memorable feature about the lifelong friendship between U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, a Democrat, and Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican. The two met as Boy Scouts when Mineta’s family was among 120,000 Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during World War II.