Ann Maloney came to The Washington Post in 2019 from NOLA.com/the Times-Picayune in her hometown of New Orleans. She worked there as a food and dining writer from 2016 to 2019. She also served as arts and entertainment editor there from 2004 to 2015. Before returning to New Orleans, she worked for the New York Times in various jobs since 1989. She spent the majority of that time as features editor for the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group in Manhattan.