Kayla Epstein is a multimedia journalist at The Washington Post who uses traditional reporting as well as social media and open journalism to tell stories and engage readers. She previously worked for the Guardian US, where she worked in support of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that broke the National Security Agency stories and later spearheaded the audience efforts for the Counted project. Kayla joined The Post in 2016 as a social media editor embedded with the National desk. She covered the 2016 presidential election using social media and emerging platforms, and was a member of the team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media for its campaign coverage. She focuses on applying her digital journalism skills to an array of topics, including politics, national and breaking news, technology, and more.