Mendell joins from The Wall Street Journal, where she has worked for over 12 years, recently as a news editor.
She has also covered the pandemic, writing and editing stories before it spread beyond China for the Journal. Prior to her stints in Hong Kong, Mendell helped run the evening shift of web producers and homepage managers in New York.
Before that, she was at The Baltimore Sun, where she has worked as a copy editor and assistant news editor. She was also a copy editor at The Washington Times.