Local enterprise reporter Education: University of Virginia, BA history and Spanish Sydney Trent has been a journalist at The Washington Post since 1999. Most recently, she was Senior Editor/Social Issues, supervising award-winning coverage of religion, gender, poverty and other topics. In this role, she ran coverage of the 2013 inauguration of Barack Obama and Pope Francis' U.S. papal visit in 2015. Sydney has served as Deputy Editor of The Washington Post Magazine and Narrative Editor for the Style section, where she also edited politics and media coverage. She has worked as a staff writer and editor at The Virginian Pilot, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Miami Herald. She has taught and served on panels at Stanford University, Harvard University, American University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland and The Poynter Institute. Her writing for the Post Magazine won an Education Writers Association award and an honorable mention in the Best American Sports Writing series, 2007. Her essay about working motherhood was published in "Mommy Wars" (Random House, 2007)
Gov. Kay Ivey also proposed a discussion with the state legislature about Sarah Collins Rudolph’s request for a formal apology and restitution. Rudolph was 12 when the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing killed her sister and three of their friends.
The racial violence in Birmingham was encouraged by state officials, say lawyers for Sarah Collins Rudolph, who was 12 at the time and lost her sister and three of their friends in the notorious hate crime.