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Abby Ohlheiser joins general assignment news desk

Announcement from Justin Bank, audience and engagement strategy editor, and Josh du Lac, general assignment news editor:

We are delighted to announce that Abby Ohlheiser is joining The Post’s general assignment news desk, where she’ll generate digital enterprise and provide coverage of ongoing stories.

Abby is coming to us from The Wire, where she is a general assignment staff writer with a particular focus on religion, the Supreme Court, social justice issues and politics. Before joining The Wire, Abby wrote for Slate Magazine’s breaking news blog and contributed features on politics and culture. She’s also written for the Columbia Journalism Review, New Humanist, The Revealer and Religion & Politics.

Abby is a graduate of Hampshire College, where she served two years as editor of The Omen, and she holds a Master of Arts degree in religious studies (with a concentration in journalism) from New York University. She grew up in West Hartford, Conn., and attended the same high school as The Post’s Niraj Chokshi.

She eats her fries with mayo, named her cat Eleanor “after the First Lady, not the Beatles song, “and is convinced that “GIF” is pronounced with a soft G.  Please join us in welcoming her when she starts July 21.

 

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