Washington Post business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and economics editor Damian Paletta sent out the following announcement on Monday:
We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Liberto will be joining The Washington Post as deputy economics editor, helping oversee our coverage of the complex and changing economy heading into 2020.
Jen comes to us from NPR, where she has worked for the past four years, most recently as deputy business editor. She edited and co-managed a team of about 10 reporters and oversaw much of the network’s coverage of trade and the economy. Before assuming that role, she was acting executive producer of Weekend All Things Considered. Jen earned a reputation as a newsroom leader, known for her creativity and her ability to help shape complicated stories about the economy for a broad audience.
She previously worked at Politico, CNN Money, the then-St. Petersburg Times and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Her coverage of the economy has won multiple awards, including a Peabody Award in 2010 for team coverage of the Gulf oil spill and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award in 2011 for team coverage of the stock market plunge.
She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a degree in journalism and Latin American history.
Jen has served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for five years and enjoys drawing and painting. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.
Please welcome her when she starts Dec. 30.