Washington Post business editor Sandy Sugawara sent out the following e-mail Friday about the paper’s new personal finance reporter:
“We are pleased to announce that Nancy Trejos will replace Nell Henderson as our personal finance reporter. Nancy joined the Financial staff in February to cover real estate, after an impressive two month rotation in Iraq. During her seven months as a real estate reporter, she has written A1 stories about condo buyers whose projects are unexpectedly cancelled, glitzy condo parties to attract customers and ‘upside down’ home sellers (who owe more on their homes than they can sell them for). Her memorable stories from Iraq include the difficulties of giving birth in Iraq, the return of ‘enjoyment marriages,’ and the plight of women there.
“With her aggressive reporting, lively writing, creativity, energy and interest in consumer issues and pop culture (she lists chick lit and celebrity trivia as hobbies), Nancy has already had a huge impact on our coverage. We are delighted that she wants to expand her base to write about a wide range of personal finance issues. She will write for Sunday Business, the daily Business section and A1.
“Nancy was born and raised in Queens, where she lived with her Colombian father, her Ecuadorian mother and two older siblings. She moved to Washington in 1994 to study at Georgetown University and in 1998 took a Post summer internship in the Southern Maryland bureau. She worked briefly for the Los Angeles Times but then returned to the Post’s Southern Maryland bureau to cover three school districts. She later covered schools in Prince George’s and was a general assignment reporter in Montgomery County.”