Washington Post appoints Nguyen assistant editor on the national politics desk
The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The Washington Post’s national editor Matea Gold, deputy national editor Philip Rucker, and senior politics editor Peter Wallsten:
We are delighted to announce that Sophia Nguyen is joining the National Politics desk as an assistant editor, where she will take on a new role helping conceive and edit explanatory pieces about politics, policy and the federal government.
Sophia will work to bring clarity to complicated topics and think creatively about how to make The Post’s first-in-class reporting on government and politics accessible to a broader array of readers.
Sophia joins National from Outlook, where she earned an exemplary reputation for her work commissioning and editing essays and news analysis on a range of political and cultural topics.
Before joining The Post in 2018, Sophia was an editor at Harvard Magazine, where she helmed its books and arts coverage. She has also written about culture for the New Yorker, Slate and the Village Voice. She graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a B.A. in English.
Please welcome Sophia to National, where she will begin her new role on March 21.