Maite Fernández Simon

Washington, D.C.

Senior operations editor, Foreign and National Security

Education: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Universidad ORT, Uruguay; Master's degree in Multimedia Journalism, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland

Maite Fernández Simon is a senior operations editor working with the Foreign and National Security teams at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, Maite worked at CQ Roll Call, where she was responsible for audience engagement strategy. She managed the publication’s social media accounts, wrote guidelines and best practices for newsletters and helped interpret analytics for the newsroom. Previously, she worked in the nonprofit world, including a two-year stint as communications director for the International Center for Journalists. She started her career as a reporter for El Observador,
Latest from Maite Fernández Simon

Who is Lula? What to know about Brazil’s president.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's return to Brazil's highest office completes an extraordinary political comeback.

January 9, 2023

WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal rejected by Russian court

Brittney Griner is imprisoned in Russia for carrying cannabis oil, which her lawyers say was prescribed for pain. The U.S. says she is wrongfully detained.

October 25, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. defense secretary speaks with Russian counterpart; Zelensky warns Moscow plans ‘false flag’ attack

The United States said Iranian military personnel in Crimea are assisting Russia in its drone attacks against Ukraine.

October 21, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Ukrainians face power blackouts as Zelensky warns of Russian plot

Russian proxies' statements about potential Ukrainian offensives in Kherson may be setting the stage for a major withdrawal across the Dnieper River, analysts said.

October 20, 2022

What is martial law, and why did Putin impose it in Ukrainian areas?

What will change on the ground in highly militarized regions already under military occupation remains unclear.

October 19, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Russia targets power facilities; Germany ousts cyber chief accused of Russia connections

A Russian fighter-bomber crash near Krasnodor killed 13 people. President Zelensky said 30 percent of Ukraine's power stations have been destroyed since Oct. 10.

October 18, 2022

Ukraine briefing: Putin says mobilization will end soon; U.S. announces more security aid for Ukraine

Elon Musk said SpaceX cannot fund its Starlink system for Ukraine "indefinitely." A Moscow-installed leader in Kherson urged families to flee to Russia, and Kyiv demanded that the ICRC visit a POW camp.

October 14, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war updates: Barrage of strikes on civilian areas spurs urgency for air defense aid

Kyiv region was hit by drone strikes as NATO defense ministers met in Brussels. Russia's Vladimir Putin met with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Kazakhstan.

October 13, 2022

U.N. condemns Russia’s annexation of Ukraine territory; NATO says air defense systems a ‘priority’

President Vladimir Putin speaks at Russian Energy Week. NATO ministers and the Ukraine Defense Contact Group hold meetings in Brussels.

October 13, 2022

Biden says Putin ‘totally miscalculated’ Ukraine invasion amid calls for air defense systems

G-7 leaders said they would "stand firmly with Ukraine" as Moscow ramped up missile and drone strikes against infrastructure and civilian targets.

October 11, 2022