Video verification editor Education: Northwestern University, BA and MS in journalism
Elyse Samuels is a digital video editor focused on verifying viral video, reporting on misinformation and manipulated video that spreads online. She joined The Washington Post in October 2016 as a producer for the Facebook Live team. She then transitioned to the universal desk where she focuses on editing compelling video content to drive new storytelling and enhance print pieces online. As video verification editor she works across departments in the newsroom to identify, verify and investigate the origins and events of a video.