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Samantha Westfall named editor of Today’s WorldView newsletter

WASHINGTON DC, MAY 24: The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
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Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl, Deputy Foreign Editor Eva Rodriguez and Foreign Assignment Editor Benjamin Soloway:

We’re thrilled to announce that Samantha Westfall will become editor of Today’s WorldView, the newsletter that illuminates the intersection between Washington and the world.

Sammy joined The Post as a summer intern and Bradlee Fellow in June, and she has already become a key member of the Foreign desk. As a writer and reporter, she has demonstrated speed, clarity and authority in tackling breaking news and quick-turn explainers. As a fill-in newsletter editor, she has delivered the smart curation and commitment to excellence that helps Today’s WorldView connect with readers around the world.

Sammy has already begun to work closely with Tony Faiola and Adam Taylor, who are anchoring Today’s WorldView on an interim basis while columnist Ishaan Tharoor is on parental leave.

Sammy grew up in various countries, including Germany, Azerbaijan and the Philippines, where she began her journalism career as a reporting intern for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She interned later for the Toledo Blade; when a 2020 internship at The Post was postponed by the pandemic, she spent the summer instead as a Southeast Asia reporter for Vice.

Sammy is a graduate of Yale University, with a B.A. in history and political science; she was also editor in chief and president of the Yale Daily News. Upon her graduation in May, she was honored by the university with awards for journalism and nonfiction and with another prize as the "senior who most consistently challenged the social and intellectual conscience” of her residential college.

Sammy speaks intermediate Spanish and basic German and Filipino.

Please join us in congratulating Sammy on her new role, which begins Jan. 3.