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Washington Post announces climate and environment leadership team

March 22, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Monica Ulmanu
Juliet Eilperin

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The Washington Post’s executive editor Sally Buzbee, managing editors Krissah Thompson, and Kat Downs Mulder, senior managing editor Cameron Barr, and managing editors Steven Ginsberg and Tracy Grant:

We are excited to announce the leadership team for our new Climate & Environment Department.

Juliet Eilperin, an award-winning leader in environmental journalism, will serve as Climate’s deputy department head, where her vast knowledge of the subject and collaborative approach will continue to drive our nationally recognized climate and environment journalism as she works with assignment editors and reporters to bring innovative approaches to this massively important story.

Monica Ulmanu will also move to the department as Climate’s first visual enterprise editor, leading a team of five journalists who will conceive and drive timely and penetrating visual storytelling about the climate crisis.

Juliet began writing and reporting about the environment in 2004, developing her deep expertise in the subject area. She has also covered the White House, Congress, and a host of domestic and international policy matters.

Before being promoted to deputy climate and environment editor last year, she served as The Post’s senior national correspondent covering climate and environment.

She also spearheaded the development of an online tracker for environmental regulations that won first place in beat reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists last year. She has won numerous other awards, including an honorary membership in the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, the D.C. Environmental Film Festival’s Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2019 and the 2011 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Media.

Since joining The Post as a graphics editor in 2018, Monica has led collaborative teams from across disciplines to report, shape and seamlessly combine graphics, video, photo, design and data analysis.

Before coming to The Post, Monica was special projects editor at The Guardian, where she created stories that visualized the dark side of the Guardian’s comments and explained how the London skyline would change in the future. She also has worked at Thomson Reuters and The Boston Globe and interned at The New York Times.

Her work has received other numerous distinctions from the Society for News Design, Malofiej, the European Digital Media Awards, NY Design Awards, and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2018.


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