Washington Post hires Skift news editor Sampson
Washington Post director for emerging news products Chris Meighan, editor of The Post new travel initiative Amanda Finnegan and editorial director for emerging news products Coleen O’Lear sent out the following announcement on Friday:
We are thrilled to welcome Hannah Sampson to the Emerging News Products team. She joins the team as a staff writer for our new digital travel initiative.
She has covered the business of travel for the past nine years, first as a reporter for the Miami Herald, and for the last three and a half years in New York for Skift, a digital news and research site that focuses on the travel industry. Hannah’s beats included cruise lines, theme parks, tourism and corporate travel. She also hosted the publication’s podcast and worked as an editor. Before shifting to travel coverage, Hannah spent the first 10 years of her career as a general assignment and education reporter for the Herald.
Hannah is a Miami native who misses the beach, but Broadway helped fill the hole in her heart while she was in New York. She is a University of Miami graduate and has an unabashed love of Disney (the Florida parks are the best, she says). Hannah tries to sample ice cream in every city she visits, so send her your recommendations. Her best trips include her honeymoon in New Zealand and a visit to a women’s surf camp in Costa Rica.
Please welcome Hannah; she started this week.