The following excerpt was sent out from Washington Post director of audio Renita Jablonski, “Post Reports” senior producer Maggie Penman and supervising senior producer Reena Flores:
We’re delighted to announce that Elana Gordon will join The Washington Post as an audio producer.
Elana comes to us from the radio news magazine “The World,” from GBH and PRX. Over the last few years, she has led the international program’s coverage of global health and the pandemic. Her beat expertise led her to be tapped to host a popular online forum about covid, speaking with faculty from Harvard. Before “The World,” Elana was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, researching and reporting stories on addiction and the nation’s overdose crisis.
Elana already has some Post bylines. Stories she reported during her time as a reporter and producer at Philadelphia public media station WHYY were picked up by The Post, including a story about the lack of support at medical schools for students with disabilities.
While at WHYY, she helped launch the weekly health and science show “The Pulse,” which now airs on dozens of stations across the country.
Her work has been honored numerous times, including with seven regional Edward R. Murrow Awards as well as top honors from the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association and Kansas City Association of Black Journalists. Elana holds a BA from Barnard College, where she majored in political science and music.
Her first day will be Aug. 22, and we look forward to giving her a warm welcome.