Whitney Shefte

Washington, D.C.

Video journalist covering a wide range of topics

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in journalism

Whitney Shefte is a Peabody, Emmy, Murrow and Pictures of the Year International (POYi) award-winning senior video journalist at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2006. She has documented everything from the opioid epidemic across the United States, to climate change in Greenland, to the forgotten conflict in Western Sahara. Whitney is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she concentrated in photojournalism.
Latest from Whitney Shefte

    Life under Russian occupation: How she lost her husband

    Liudmila Trykushenko and her husband were sleeping next to each other in their cellar to hide from the shelling happening in their hometown.

    November 7, 2022

      Life under Russian occupation: How she survived rape

      Russian soldiers barged into the house where she was staying with her daughter in Izyum, Ukraine.

      November 7, 2022

        Life under Russian occupation: How he cared for patients

        A doctor in Izyum, Ukraine treated patients while explosions happened all around. Some of the blasts destroyed part of the hospital.

        November 7, 2022

          Life under Russian occupation: How he lost a limb

          After stepping on a landmine in Izyum, Ukraine, Viktor Naidenko was flown to a hospital in Russia. His family had idea where he had been taken.

          November 7, 2022

            Life under Russian occupation: How he buried the dead

            When bodies started filling the streets in Izyum, Ukraine, one man decided to help bury them. Now he's being accused of collaborating with Russian forces.

            November 7, 2022

              Life under Russian occupation: How he lost his wife

              Viktor Boyarintsev knew if he could get his wife to Kharkiv, she could be saved. But with the Russian forces in control of Izyum, they were unable to leave.

              November 7, 2022

              Ukrainians speak of sorrow, rape and suspicion under Russian occupation

              Ukrainians hoped invading Russian soldiers would take mercy on them. But in Izyum, just as in other towns brutalized by Russian occupation, few were spared.

              October 31, 2022

                Exploited for decades, female bodybuilders speak out

                A Washington Post investigation found that scores of female athletes were sexually exploited by officials of the two major U.S. bodybuilding federations.

                October 25, 2022

                In Russian-occupied Izyum, she was raped and tortured

                Alla, a 52-year-old Ukrainian woman, said she was held hostage, tortured, and raped by Russian soldiers in a shed outside a medical clinic in occupied Izyum.

                October 9, 2022

                  Under Russian occupation Izyum woman survived torture, rape

                  Alla, 52, claims Russian forces brutalized her and her husband for 10 days during the occupation of Izyum.

                  October 8, 2022