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

We are very happy to announce that Sandhya Somashekhar will become an editor on the National Politics Enterprise and Investigations team.

While filling the job on a temporary basis, Sandhya has demonstrated sharp journalistic instincts and an unflappable calm handling stories on President Trump’s business interests, the Supreme Court and the influence of money on politics.

Throughout her career at The Post, Sandhya has displayed a rare combination of journalistic prowess and level-headed judiciousness. Sandhya came to The Post in 2006 as an intern in Loudoun County. A year later, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. She moved to cover national politics in 2010, helping document the rise of the Tea Party and the 2012 GOP presidential primaries. She worked on the health and science team, covering the rollout of Obamacare, then took on the social change beat, documenting national fights over same-sex marriage and abortion. As an inaugural member of the America desk, Sandhya helped cover the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and was a key player in The Post’s 2015 coverage of police shootings, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Sandhya lives in the District with her husband and Post reporter, Justin Jouvenal, and their two children. Please join us in congratulating her on her new role.