In her new position, Sarah will oversee fast-paced coverage and projects that seek to convey information in visually compelling and innovative ways, working with visual journalists from across the newsroom.
Sarah comes to The Post from FiveThirtyEight, where she was Senior Political Editor, overseeing the site’s political coverage and strategy. She is known as a meticulous writer, thoughtful contributor and advocate for her team and has won awards for her visual and data journalism during her time as a graphics editor and reporter at Politico, Vox and USA Today.
At FiveThirtyEight, she led the leading live political blog during the 2020 presidential election and regularly worked in conjunction with ABC News, FiveThirtyEight’s parent company, in its coverage of the 2021-2022 redistricting cycle and efforts. to track each Republican candidate’s stance on the 2020 election.
In every newsroom she has been a part of, Sarah has tried to spark curiosity – like a story about what the electoral map would look like if only certain groups voted or a multimedia package about how cartoonists approached drawing Donald Trump. She also experimented with form – whether showing readers how public opinion can shift before and after a candidate debate, giving readers the chance to test their knowledge of an issue, or allowing readers to find themselves in the data.
Sarah graduated from Dartmouth College. In 2011, she was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa, where she implemented a field research project that assessed the social feasibility and water efficiency of a drip irrigation system at low cost to improve household food security. When she’s not busy thinking about how to cover the latest political story, she enjoys cooking, cycling and spending time with her family.
Please join us in welcoming her as she begins her new role on September 26th.