Media Moves

WaPo names Helderman deputy national investigations editor

May 11, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from national editor Matea Gold, deputy national editor Philip Rucker and senior national investigations editor Peter Wallsten:

Rosalind Helderman

We are thrilled to announce that Roz Helderman is taking on a new role as deputy national investigations editor, a position in which she will help launch and elevate some of our most consequential work.

Roz has distinguished herself as one of our most rigorous and sophisticated investigative reporters.

In her new role, she will help mobilize and execute investigative coverage of high-stakes stories across National with the mission of identifying important accountability targets on a range of topics. She will also help review complex pieces produced across the department, working closely with fellow editors to help strengthen some of our most ambitious journalism.

Roz joined The Post as a summer intern in 2001 and held numerous beats over the past two decades, covering education in Loudoun County, local government in Prince George’s County, Virginia politics and Congress. She has served as a national political investigative reporter since January 2014, most recently as part of our new democracy team.

She was also a key member of the team that received the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service, a Polk Award and the Robin Toner Award for coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S.

Roz graduated with a degree in history from Harvard University, where she was the managing editor of the Crimson.

Please join us in congratulating Roz, who starts her new role immediately.

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