Senior writer on the America desk. Education: University of Pennsylvania, MA in linguistics; University of Oxford, BA (Hons) in modern languages Frances Stead Sellers joined the National staff in 2016 to cover the presidential campaign. Sellers became a senior writer based in the Sunday Magazine in 2014 and spent two years before that as the editor of Style, with a focus on profiles, personalities, arts and ideas. She ran the newsroom’s health, science and environmental coverage during the battle over health care and the Gulf oil spill, and she edited a series of stories about military medical care that was a Pulitzer finalist. She has also been deputy editor of Outlook. Sellers came to The Washington Post from Civilization, the bimonthly magazine of the Library of Congress, which she helped launch in 1994 and which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 1996. Honors & Awards:
Visiting Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, 2017 -
Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 2017
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