The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The Washington Post’s executive editor Sally Buzbee, managing editors Cameron Barr and Steven Ginsberg and managing editor of diversity and inclusion Krissah Thompson:
We are happy to announce that Tara Parker-Pope will join The Washington Post as the editor of a new Wellness Department, hiring a staff of more than 15 journalists and working with colleagues across The Post to create and build out this important coverage area.
Tara and the team will work closely with National’s health and science team, colleagues in Food and other parts of Features, and our visual departments.
For nearly 15 years, Tara has been a health columnist and the founding editor of Well, the award-winning consumer health section of The New York Times. Last year, she was part of the newsroom team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the pandemic.
Before joining the Times, Tara was a Wall Street Journal reporter for 14 years, working in Dallas, London and New York. She wrote the Health Journal column from 2000 to 2007. She has also been a staff writer at the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman.
Tara starts April 11.