Washington Post names Barrios local government and politics editor
Jennifer Barrios is now a local government and politics editor at The Washington Post, a role she has held on an interim basis for the past several months.
Barrios joined The Post in 2018 as a staff writer.
Prior to that, she was with Newsday for more than 11 years, joining as a reporter/editor, covering everything from government to the environment. She then became a deputy editor, supervising and assigning reporters, and running stories, among other tasks.
She was also a reporter at Austin American-Statesman and has worked freelance for several publications, including The New York Times Magazine. She was also a staff writer at Easy Bay Express and an editor at Marinscope Papers.
She was also an editorial intern/fellow at Mother Jones.
Barrios holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.