Astead W. Herndon

Herndon is a general assignment Metro reporter for the Globe. He joined the Globe in 2015 after a summer reporting internship. A graduate of the Marquette University, Herndon previously worked at and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ So what’s happening with his Cabinet?

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The president’s promise to surround himself with top-quality associates has been stymied by constant controversy and scandal.

Elizabeth Warren and Mick Mulvaney square off over CFPB in Senate hearing

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

For the normally sleepy Senate Banking Committee, Thursday’s hearing was nothing short of a heavyweight bout.

Threatened by youth movement, NRA exploits racial divisions

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

A video featuring Killer Mike is the most striking example of a concerted effort during the last week to use race as a dividing line in the debate over gun control.

In Washington, teen marchers make their fear and fury heard

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Hundreds of thousands gathered at the National Mall Saturday afternoon with a singular message.