Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg and Deupty National Editor Lori Montgomery:

We are delighted to announce that Lyndsey Layton will become deputy editor of the climate and environment team, overseeing our groundbreaking coverage with Trish Wilson. Lyndsey will help drive our daily news report while taking primary responsibility for shaping our new Climate Solutions initiative.

Since coming to The Post in 1998, Lyndsey has proven herself in a variety of critical roles, both as a graceful writer with impeccable news judgment and an editor with an unerring eye for a great story. For the past three years, Lyndsey has been the Metro politics editor for Virginia and the District, handling storylines that demand intense daily coverage -- such as the week in February when scandal engulfed Virginia's governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. In the District, Lyndsey shepherded an ambitious multimedia project about the city failing to counter the deadly spread of fentanyl among African American heroin users, as well as an investigation into corruption allegations against Jack Evans, the city's longest-serving lawmaker.

Before joining the editing ranks, Lyndsey’s reporting took her from exposing mismanagement at D.C.’s metro authority to embedding with the Navy during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She started her career at the Patriot Ledger and the Hartford Courant. A graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in government and political theory, Lyndsey is a big Bruce Springsteen fan who twice swam a mile in the Hudson River.

Lyndsey’s first day is Dec. 16. Please join us in welcoming her back to the National staff.