OLD Media Moves

Washington Post hires Baca as breaking tech/business reporter

May 29, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Marie Baca

Washington Post business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and technology editor Christina Passariello sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:

We are excited to announce Marie C. Baca will join The Washington Post as a breaking news technology and business reporter in San Francisco.

Marie has spent the past 13 years writing for national and regional outlets including the Wall Street Journal, ProPublica and California Watch, where she contributed to the “On Shaky Ground” investigation that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting in 2011. The series revealed thousands of California schools had not been built to state code to withstand earthquakes. Since 2016, she has been a business reporter for the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico, covering breaking news and writing about the economic development incentives sought by major tech companies for projects in the Southwest.

Marie served on the boards of the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter.

Marie has a master’s degree in journalism and an undergraduate degree in human biology, both from Stanford. She spent her childhood in Southern California and Connecticut and has a home in Half Moon Bay, California. She plans to move there with her husband and two sons before beginning at The Post.

Marie will start on July 8 in Washington, so please stop by and welcome her.

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