Announcement from Director of Video Micah Gelman, Deputy Director of Video Phoebe Connelly, and Senior Producer Deirdra O’Regan:

We are happy to announce that John Farrell has joined the video department as a breaking news editor. Most recently John was at C-SPAN, traveling the country interviewing the nation’s historians, authors and leading researchers. John’s first foray into video journalism was a crowdfunded documentary series focused on electoral reform during the 2016 election.

A native of Kensington, Md., John has been staining his fingers on The Washington Post print edition since grade school when he read the comics over Cheerios every morning. John received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Vermont. He made the leap to journalism in graduate school while still receiving a master’s in biology from Harvard University’s extension program.

Please join us in welcoming John, who will lead our breaking news coverage at the hub. His first day is August 19.