As per the Post:
“Katie will lead a pod of talented journalists covering the latest in climate and environmental science and the impact of a warming planet on the lives of people across the globe. Katie will oversee reporters in Washington and around the country chronicling life during periods of intense heat, chronic flooding, droughts, wildfires and other incidents of extreme weather as well as stories of adaptation, inequality and disruption.”
Recently, Zezima was an assignment editor on the health desk, focused on the pandemic. Before that, she held the same post on the America desk.
Previously, she held the posts of White House reporter, national political reporter and national correspondent. She supervised the Newark bureau of the Associated Press and was a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan.
She also worked at The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Zezima graduated from Boston University.
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