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adam kilgore
Adam Kilgore

Adam Kilgore grew up in Cape Neddick, Maine playing baseball and football and shucking shells for his father's lobster meat business. He attended Syracuse University, where he spent the majority of his time writing and editing for the sports section of The Daily Orange. He has worked at The Post for eight years, a span interrupted by 18 months at The Boston Globe. He covered baseball mostly, and now he writes about a little of everything for the sports department. He plays golf poorly, attends Jason Isbell concerts whenever possible and knows the best thing about himself is his wife of three years, Camille.

Anne Hull
Anne Hull

Anne Hull is reporter on the national staff at the Washington. She has written about Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and wounded soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before joining the Post in 2000, she was a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) in Florida, where she grew up. She attended Florida State University and was a 1995 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

drew harwell
Drew Harwell

Drew Harwell is a financial reporter for the Washington Post covering the business of media and entertainment. He grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla., graduated from the University of Florida and previously worked as a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He lives in northwest Washington with his wife, Leanna.

john woodrow cox
John Woodrow Cox

John Woodrow Cox is a reporter on the local enterprise team. Prior to joining the Post, he worked at the Tampa Bay Times in Florida and at the Valley News in New Hampshire. He attended the University of Florida, earning degrees in journalism and business. He lives with his wife, Jenn, in D.C.

june torbati
June Torbati

Yeganeh "June" Torbati covers the Pentagon and sanctions policy for Reuters. She previously covered Iran for Reuters out of Dubai, and prior to that was a general assignment reporter for the Baltimore Sun. June graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 2010. She is originally from Norman, Oklahoma, and loves to cook, read, run, and listen to podcasts in her spare time.

karen attiah
Karen Attiah

Karen Attiah is the Deputy digital editor/producer for The Washington Post’s Opinions section. She also writes, and contributes to the editorial board. Prior to joining The Post, she worked as a social media consultant for the World Bank. She has reported for the Associated Press in Curacao. Karen has her master’s in international affairs from Columbia University, and received her bachelor’s from Northwestern University. You might find her in a boxing ring, music concert, or painting in her spare time.

lillian cunningham
Lillian Cunningham

Lillian Cunningham is the editor of On Leadership at the Washington Post. She is responsible for planning and editing the Post’s coverage of leaders, power transitions and management challenges in both the public and private sector. She also conducts interviews with business and political figures for the Washington Post’s video program on leadership. She received her masters degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and her bachelors degree from the University of Chicago, where she graduated with honors.

lynh bui
Lynh Bui

Lynh Bui is a reporter at The Washington Post, where she covers public safety and criminal justice in Prince George’s County. Bui started at the newspaper in 2012 as the Washington Post-American University fellow, earning her master’s degree in public affairs and journalism and working on the metro desk covering Montgomery County Public Schools. A native of Arizona who speaks Vietnamese, she has her undergraduate degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

Simone Sebastian
Simone Sebastian

Simone Sebastian is an assistant editor for The Washington Post’s Outlook section and, on November 16, will move to the financial desk as an assignment editor. Simone grew up in metro Detroit, where she bylined her first professional front-page story as a 17-year-old intern for the Detroit Free Press, on school security measures in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shooting. Simone holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree from City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

soraya mcdonald
Soraya McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald covers arts, entertainment and culture for the Washington Post with a focus on issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality. She has a background in sports journalism and has worked for the Boston Globe, the Associated Press, the Colorado Springs Gazette and other publications. She’s also an experienced triathlete. The North Carolina native received her degree in journalism from Howard University in 2006.