Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg, PowerPost Editor Rachel Van Dongen and Deputy PowerPost Editor Sara Sorcher:
We’re excited to announce that Tonya Riley is joining The Washington Post as a researcher for The Cybersecurity 202 and Technology 202 newsletters. Tonya will help Joe Marks and Cat Zakrzewski write our early morning newsletters for policymakers, business decision-makers and those interested in understanding how Washington’s actions on those subjects affect their worlds.
Tonya comes to us from Mother Jones, where she has been an editorial fellow in the D.C. bureau since June. Her work there included both breaking news and longer enterprise stories on subjects ranging from FCC to net neutrality to Facebook.
Before Mother Jones, Tonya worked as a research associate at Future Tense, a D.C.-based collaboration between Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. At Future Tense, she organized events on the future of technology and wrote Slate’s weekly technology newsletter. Her freelance writing on technology and culture has also appeared online at Buzzfeed, CNBC, Wired and Esquire.
Tonya graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in history. She is a director at the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program, a 10-day nonprofit journalism and college admissions program for low-income high school students. She attended the program as a student in 2010. She is from Union Bridge, Md., population 964.
Please join us in welcoming Tonya when she starts on June 3.