Metro data reporter Education: University of Texas at Arlington, Journalism/Public Affairs John D. Harden is a metro data reporter for The Washington Post. He joined The Post after four years working for the Houston Chronicle as a data and breaking news reporter. While in Houston, he was part of a reporting team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News for coverage of Hurricane Harvey. Harden's award-winning work spans many subject areas. He has mapped Houston’s racial divide, crystal meth use in the city and Texas’s immigration patterns. He has shown where jobs are lost in urban areas and where farms are lost in rural ones.