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Hunter joins Washington Post “Help Desk” as a writer

June 21, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Tatum Hunter

Washington Post deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb, technology editor Christina Passariello and personal technology editor Yun-Hee Kim sent out the following announcement:

We’re delighted to announce that Tatum Hunter will be joining The Post in the new role of “Help Desk” writer. She will be part of the growing Personal Technology team and will be based in San Francisco.

Tatum is coming from Built In, an online publication for tech professionals, where she was an associate editor covering software and the tech workforce. She reported on such topics as ethics in open-source developer communities, shifting attitudes toward some popular software-development methods and debates about removing offensive words from common coding lingo.

Tatum has freelanced for publications, including The New York Times. She contributed reporting on the 2019 government shutdown and Cincinnatians’ strange attachment to a restaurant chain named Penn Station. She went to Xavier University, where she earned degrees in economics, English and theater and served as editor-in-chief of her campus newspaper. She has worked as an actor, teacher and apple farm employee. In her free time, Tatum performs musical comedy with her trusty, tinny keyboard. She lives with her fiance and her naughty cat.

Please join us in welcoming Tatum to The Post. She will start June 21.

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