Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery and Senior Politics Editor Peter Wallsten:

We are delighted to announce that Colby Itkowitz will take on a new role for Politics covering redistricting and the 2022 midterms.

Colby will explore how the seemingly technical process of redrawing legislative and congressional boundaries offers a window into the country’s shifting fault lines of race, class and geography. She also will partner with colleagues from the graphics and data teams to produce compelling visual stories that will broaden the reach and impact of this coverage.

For the last two and a half years, Colby has anchored, reported and contributed to some of the biggest stories of the moment as a member of the Politics breaking news team. She wrote about how then-President Trump’s judicial appointments would leave his mark on the federal bench for a generation, helmed the live updates file when the 2020 presidential race was officially called for Joe Biden, and reported on the maskless Republicans inside the safe room where lawmakers were taken on Jan. 6. Colby came to The Post in 2014 to work alongside Al Kamen on his storied column, In the Loop. She also anchored the Inspired Life blog, where she wrote viral stories on human resilience, including one on forgiveness on the 10-year anniversary of an Amish schoolhouse shooting that she covered in her first newspaper job, and co-wrote with Katie Zezima a deep dive on Congress’s failure to act on the opioid crisis.

Colby first arrived in Washington 15 years ago for a job with Congressional Quarterly and then spent four years as the D.C. correspondent for The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. A native of Lancaster, Pa., Colby lives in Washington with her husband, Chad, and their 3-year-old daughter, Evelyn.

Please join us in congratulating her on her new assignment, which she started this week.