Editor overseeing the National staff Education: Northwestern University, BS in journalism Lori Montgomery is deputy national editor, with responsibility for The Washington Post's coverage of politics, national security, health/science/environment and breaking news across the nation. Before becoming an editor, she spent more than three decades as a reporter, most recently covering U.S. economic policy during the Obama administration. In that role, she wrote extensively about the TARP bank bailout, the Obama stimulus package and the Democratic overhaul of the health-care system. She also spent many a long night on Capitol Hill tracking crisis legislation to raise the debt limit and soften the 2012 fiscal cliff. A former foreign correspondent who covered the emerging economies of Central Europe and the war over Kosovo in the late 1990s, Montgomery joined The Post in 2000 to report on government and politics in Maryland and the District. In 2015, she helped lead a project to catalogue fatal police shootings in the United States that won a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She has also worked for newspapers in Michigan, Texas and Idaho.