Barbara Vobejda is a deputy managing editor who helps oversee the daily news operation. She began at The Post in 1984 as a reporter and went on to cover education, demographics and social policy. She also was a reporter on the investigative staff before becoming an editor in 2001. As an editor, she has worked on the local, national and investigative staffs. Before joining The Post, she worked at the Honolulu Advertiser as a sports reporter and a city desk reporter. She began her career at the Newburyport, Mass. Daily News as a local reporter. In 1982, she won the American Political Science Association fellowship, working on two staffs in the U.S. House and Senate. In 1993, she was a Casey Journalism Center fellow at the University of Maryland. She edited a series of stories on dangerous conditions in rent-controlled apartments in the District that won the 2009 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and was one of the editors on the coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in political science from Georgetown University.