Eric Yoder is an American author and journalist based in Washington, D.C. He is a reporter at The Washington Post , covering internal federal government personnel, management, and budget policies.   
Yoder graduated from Penn State University in 1978 with a Bachelor's degree in journalism . He later attended American University , graduating in 1981 with a Master's degree in communication. 
Throughout his journalism career, he has written about business, law, sports, among other topics. He has reported at The Washington Post since 2000, concentrating on federal employee issues, the budget, and government management policies. 
Yoder is also the award winning author of three books of short mysteries for children.