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Washington Post promotes Michaels to deputy director, audio

May 4, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Allison Michaels

The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s director of audio Renita Jablonski:

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Michaels to deputy director of audio.

Allison has simultaneously balanced several key leadership roles on the team. She has managed external partnerships to grow our audience and distribution and has been an invaluable partner in developing The Post’s audio strategy.

Allison has also been an important editor for the team – focused on elevating and promoting The Post’s coverage of politics, the White House, Congress and elections.

On top of all that, she has served as host of The Post’s popular politics podcast “Can He Do That?” – a show that has been downloaded more than 40 million times since its launch in 2016. Allison will step away from the show in May to assume her expanded role.

Allison joined The Post in 2014 as a mobile producer and founding member of the Emerging News Products team. Ahead of the 2016 election, she moved over to the National Desk as a digital editor for Politics, where she helped grow audience through creative, visual storytelling and breaking coverage of live election events.

Prior to joining The Post, Allison worked at U.S. News & World Report, Washington City Paper, American Journalism Review and several other publications. She holds an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Michigan and a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland.”


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