Local reporter focused on D.C. area news Education: University of Maryland, BA in Journalism Marissa J. Lang is a local reporter covering breaking news, features and hard-to-find stories in the D.C. metro area that reflect the personality and people of the region. Lang came to the The Post in 2018 from the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered the impact of technology and tech companies on the Bay Area — its people, communities and culture. Lang was among the first reporters to write about Twitter’s suspension of questionable user accounts, Russian bots and their role in the 2016 presidential election, the rise of fake news and discrimination at some of Silicon Valley’s most recognizable companies. Lang played an integral role in the Chronicle's coverage of the 2016 Wine Country wildfires, which won the Scripps-Howard award for breaking news that year. In 2016, she won a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for her six-month investigation into the plight of homeless farm workers. Previously, Lang covered City Hall for the Sacramento Bee, criminal justice, courts and same-sex marriage for the Salt Lake Tribune and breaking news for the Tampa Bay Times. In 2017, Marissa traveled to Rwanda to report on the country's technology sector and social issues, work that was supported by a fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). Marissa is HEFAT certified, an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and a mentor of student journalists. Professional Affiliations: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors Foreign languages spoken: Spanish
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