Editorial writer and columnist focused on the economy
Education: Wellesley College, BA in economics and English ; Oxford University, master's in financial economics and medieval literature
Heather Long is a columnist and member of The Washington Post's Editorial Board. She was formerly U.S. economics correspondent from 2017 to 2021 and played a large role in identifying and covering the K-shaped recovery from the pandemic and the Great Reassessment of work. Before joining The Post, she was a senior economics reporter at CNN and a columnist and deputy editor at the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. She also worked at an investment firm in London.