Frances Stead Sellers joined the national staff to cover politics during the 2016 campaign. Frances, who became a senior writer for the Sunday magazine in 2014, spent two years prior to 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 reform and the Gulf oil spill and edited a series of stories about military medical care that was a Pulitzer finalist. She has also been deputy editor of Outlook. Frances came to The Post from Civilization, the bi-monthly magazine of the Library of Congress, which she helped launch in 1994 and which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in its first year of publication.