Krissah Thompson

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Krissah Thompson is a managing editor at The Washington Post, where she is the first Black woman to serve in the role. She began her career at The Post in 2001 and has held multiple titles including intern, Business reporter, covering presidential campaigns and writing about civil rights and race. Before becoming an editor in the Style section, she covered the first lady’s office, politics and culture. She oversees features coverage, climate coverage, audio/podcasting, hiring, career development and diversity and inclusion.

Krissah is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and College of Liberal Arts Plan II honors program. She also earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.