Senior writer covering national politics Education: University of Pennsylvania, MA in linguistics; University of Oxford, MA in modern languages
Frances Stead Sellers covers politics for the National staff, which she joined to cover the 2016 campaign. She became a senior writer for 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
Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 2017
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