Sebastian named The Washington Post’s America editor
The following excerpt announcement was sent out from The Washington Post national editor Steven Ginsberg and deputy national editor Lori Montgomery:
We are excited to announce that Simone Sebastian will lead our expanding America desk, guiding coverage of the nation’s biggest breaking news stories and devising new ways of probing the cultural and political currents that shape American life.
As deputy America editor, Simone has been the intellectual engine of our national coverage for the past five years, editing a long list of memorable stories.
Simone joined The Post in 2014 as an assistant editor in Outlook. She soon moved to Financial, where she managed Wonkblog and ran enterprising coverage of drug pricing.
Before coming to The Post, Simone covered the energy industry for the Houston Chronicle and public education for the Columbus Dispatch. She launched her career with a two-year, three-stop Hearst Fellowship that culminated in a job at the San Francisco Chronicle.
A native of metropolitan Detroit, Simone graduated from Columbia University with a degree in psychology and African American studies. She earned her master’s degree in business and multimedia reporting from the City University of New York.
Please join us in congratulating Simone on her new role, which she will assume immediately.