Graphics reporter specializing in pop culture Education: Northwestern University, BS in Journalism Shelly Tan is a graphics reporter and illustrator specializing in pop culture. She joined the Washington Post in 2014, initially as a member of the digital story design team, which focused on creating new templates and experiences for stories. Prior to joining the Washington Post, she worked as an intern with NPR's Visuals team. She enjoys experimenting with ways to combine her fine arts background with her digital design skills. Honors & Awards:
James Beard Award nominee in Innovative Storytelling for "America's most authentic bars," 2018
Society for News Design, Silver Medal, for "Art in an Instant: The secrets of improvisation," 2018
Malofiej (Bronze) for "Every death in Game of Thrones," 2016
National Edward R. Murrow Award winner in Reporting: Hard News for "Tainted Water, Little Hope," 2017
Multiple Awards of Excellence from the Society for News Design, 2015-2018
In the world of movies, even your most outlandish ideas can come to fruition. Sharknados? Check. Alien invasions? Check. An American president who isn’t white or male? Uh, mark that one off as a maybe.