Sammy Westfall

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Editor on the Foreign desk

Education: Yale University, BA in history and political science

Sammy Westfall is an assistant editor on The Washington Post's Foreign desk. She started at The Post as a Bradlee reporting fellow on the Foreign desk and has previously reported for Vice, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Toledo Blade. She also served as the editor in chief of the Yale Daily News, her college newspaper.
Latest from Sammy Westfall

Ukraine live briefing: European coalition to train Ukraine on F-16s, Pentagon says

Yevgeniy Prigozhin said his Wagner forces would be replaced by Russian troops in Bakhmut. The F-16 is not a “magic weapon,” Gen. Mark A. Milley told reporters.

May 25, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Kyiv focuses attacks on Bakhmut’s outskirts; G-7 summit yields more aid

Ukrainian forces are hoping to encircle Russian troops in the eastern city of Bakhmut, where Ukraine’s presence has dwindled.

May 22, 2023

Attack on off-road vehicle event in Mexico leaves at least 10 dead

Some authorities attributed the bloodshed at the "Cachanillazo" ride to a fight between organized crime groups, but no group has claimed responsibility.

May 21, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Damaged Patriot system in Kyiv has been fixed, U.S. says

Explosions rocked Kyiv as Russia continued barrages of airstrikes on the Ukrainian capital.

May 18, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russian attack damages Patriot system; grain deal renewed for 2 months

A U.S.-made air defense system was hit in a Russian attack. Ukraine shot down 18 missiles over Kyiv, but the whole country needs protection, Zelensky noted.

May 17, 2023

Four killed in attack on U.S. Embassy convoy in Nigeria

The convoy was carrying nine Nigerian nationals: five U.S. Mission employees and four Nigeria Police Force members, the State Department said.

May 17, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russian strike on Kyiv damaged Patriot air defense system, U.S. says

Russian airstrikes in Kyiv injured at least three people. The attack included drones, cruise missiles and possibly ballistic missiles, officials said.

May 16, 2023

New Zealand hostel fire kills at least six people

Six people have been confirmed dead in a fire that broke out in a Wellington hostel, officials said.

May 16, 2023

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A chronology

The recent flare-up of violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip has brought new attention to an old problem.

May 11, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Ukrainian forces advance near Bakhmut, officials say

The claimed Ukrainian advance came on the heels of Victory Day, when Russia commemorated the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany in World War II.

May 10, 2023