Becca Clemons

Washington, D.C.

Director of operations & strategy for the Opinions section

Education: University of Kentucky, BA in journalism

Becca Clemons is The Washington Post's director of operations and strategy for the Opinions section. Previously, she was operations editor, deputy digital editor and a multiplatform editor in Opinions. She started at The Post in 2014.
Latest from Becca Clemons

The tweets, statements and speeches that defined Trump’s first year as president

We present the highlights: Year One of the Trump administration, as told by those who are (or were) part of it.

January 16, 2018

The best and worst of Trump

A year ago, Donald Trump was elected president. We asked you to tell us what he’s done right and wrong since.

November 2, 2017

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed ‘The Vietnam War’ together. Why is only one of them famous?

Though the idea of a "Ken Burns" movie inevitably conjures up the image of the shaggy-haired director himself, Burns has long worked with a number of important collaborators. And none of them is more essential than Lynn Novick. Though virtually unknown, Novick conducts the majority of the interviews for the movies she and Burns make together. And for "The Vietnam War," it was she, rather than Burns, who traveled to Vietnam to bring back essential stories for the film.

September 21, 2017

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed ‘The Vietnam War’ together. Why is only one of them famous?

Though the idea of a "Ken Burns" movie inevitably conjures up the image of the shaggy-haired director himself, Burns has long worked with a number of important collaborators. And none of them is more essential than Lynn Novick. Though virtually unknown, Novick conducts the majority of the interviews for the movies she and Burns make together. And for "The Vietnam War," it was she, rather than Burns, who traveled to Vietnam to bring back essential stories for the film.

September 21, 2017

Why Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam War PBS documentary took 10 years to make

"The Vietnam War" is a truly epic documentary, running 18 hours long and covering 150 years of history. But it took 10 years to make, and an effort to navigate painful memories and powerful taboos in two countries: the United States and Vietnam. The story of how a movie like "The Vietnam War" comes to be is also a look at what two countries deeply scarred by the war they fought against each other have to do to come to terms with agonizing chapters in their pasts.

September 18, 2017

Why Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam War PBS documentary took 10 years to make

"The Vietnam War" is a truly epic documentary, running 18 hours long and covering 150 years of history. But it took 10 years to make, and an effort to navigate painful memories and powerful taboos in two countries: the United States and Vietnam. The story of how a movie like "The Vietnam War" comes to be is also a look at what two countries deeply scarred by the war they fought against each other have to do to come to terms with agonizing chapters in their pasts.

September 18, 2017

Ken Burns “The Vietnam War” PBS documentary tries to unite America under Trump

For the past four decades, the documentarian Ken Burns has been trying to give Americans shared experiences of some of the most difficult moments in our history. Now, he's tackling one of the most challenging periods in our recent past: the Vietnam War. And he's doing it at a time when audiences have never been more divided, and less interested in what they have in common.

September 14, 2017

Ken Burns “The Vietnam War” PBS documentary tries to unite America under Trump

For the past four decades, the documentarian Ken Burns has been trying to give Americans shared experiences of some of the most difficult moments in our history. Now, he's tackling one of the most challenging periods in our recent past: the Vietnam War. And he's doing it at a time when audiences have never been more divided, and less interested in what they have in common.

September 14, 2017

    'I have a question for President Trump'

    Watch: 'I have a question for President Trump.'

    July 7, 2017

    Here’s how Post opinion writers have judged other presidents’ first 100 days

    We searched our archives for takes from Truman to Obama.

    April 28, 2017