Reporters Traumatized After Jan 6. Speak Out: ‘I’m Still Not Sleeping Like I Used To’

People stand around media equipment destroyed by Trump supporters outside the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. (Photo by CAMILLE CAMDESSUS/AFP via Getty Images)

Reporters are “struggling” with problems including post-traumatic stress disorder after January’s unrest in the nation’s capital, according to a Tuesday report.

“Some reporters who were there won’t go back into the building,” according to the report from VICE News. “A number have sought therapy to deal with the trauma. One longtime Capitol Hill reporter opted for early retirement shortly after living through the riot.”

“I’m still not sleeping like I used to, even to this day,” PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins told the publication. “I became kind of an
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