Announcement from Director of Audio Jessica Stahl:

I am delighted to announce that Allison Michaels will be joining the Audio Department as our audio editor for politics. In that role she will continue as the voice of our politics podcast and take on an expanded role ensuring that The Post’s unmatched coverage of the administration, the 2020 election and beyond is well represented in audio. We also look forward to benefiting from her expertise in project management and digital strategy across all our audio products.

Allison has been working closely with the audio team since the 2016 elections, when she helped launch and maintain a daily politics brief for smart speaker devices. That November, she collaborated with producer Carol Alderman to develop what became the “Can He Do That?” podcast. The podcast launched inauguration week, and over its two years Allison has expertly guided listeners through the twists and turns of the news cycle with smart news judgment and an eye (or ear) for what people want to know. She has also experimented to reach new audiences, including hosting a live “Can He Do That?” event at the Warner Theatre.

Allison joined The Post in 2014 as a mobile producer on the Emerging News Products team and then moved to the National department as deputy digital editor, where she helped facilitate ambitious multimedia storytelling, including digital efforts and strategy in the lead-up to the 2016 election, notably our presentation of the candidates’ positions and biographies, as well as a virtual museum of Obama’s presidency. Most recently she has been a project editor on the newsroom projects team.

Before coming to The Post, Allison was an editor in the travel vertical at U.S. News & World Report, managing digital projects. She has a master’s degree in multi-platform journalism from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from the University of Michigan.

She’ll begin her new role Jan. 1.