The Washington Post taps Mellen as staff writer on foreign desk
The Washington Post has promoted Ruby Mellen to the post of staff writer on Foreign focusing on visual storytelling, breaking news, explainers and other stories.
She will shift duties when a new Today’s WorldView editor is hired.
Previously, Mellen was an assistant editor on the foreign desk. She has produced visual stories, working in partnership with photo editors and others to deliver innovative storytelling. She joined The Post in 2018, and was working on WorldView first as a researcher and then as assistant editor.
She has also worked at Foreign Policy magazine and was a news associate at CNN. She also served as a politics fellow at The Huffington Post and was a researcher assistant at The New Yorker. She was also a production intern at “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.
Additionally, she has reported from Guatemala and El Salvador during fellowships with the United Nations Foundation and the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Mellen is a B.A. in English and American History from Columbia University.