Lo Bénichou is a visual journalist and technologist. Before joining The Washington Post, they worked as a data visualization reporter at CalMatters, where they acquired and analyzed covid-19 hospitalization data, investigated the impact of fires on seniors in California and built CalMatters’ 2020 election guide. Before that, they worked at Mapbox as brand partnership lead and storytelling expert, partnering with shows and newsrooms including Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” Mother Jones, The Washington Post and the New York Times to better incorporate maps into storytelling, and adapted mapping technology for print, web, mobile and video. They also spent two years at Wired as a front-end engineer. Before that, they co-led the Interactive Lab at Youth Radio in Oakland, Calif. They got their start in journalism at NPR and freelanced as a radio reporter and producer until they "learned to code."