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

We are thrilled to announce that Trish Wilson will join The Post as Environment Editor, a new position on the National Desk.

Trish comes to us from the Washington Bureau of The Associated Press, where for five years she led hard-hitting international investigations, including a series about the Islamic State that was a Pulitzer finalist this year for international reporting.  At The Post, Trish will take command of a new team of reporters focused on climate change and the environment, an urgent story to which Trish will bring revelatory reporting and investigative ambition.

Trish started her career in South Florida and later joined The News & Observer in Raleigh, where she led coverage of education, science, medicine and the environment. In 2004, she moved to The Philadelphia Inquirer, where her team produced a package on the dismantling of the EPA under George W. Bush that was a Pulitzer finalist in national reporting in 2009. In 2011, Trish joined AP’s Mexico City Bureau, where she managed Latin America coverage; she moved to Washington to lead international investigations in 2013.

A Nicaraguan-American, Trish graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown and earned a master’s in Latin American studies at the University of Florida. She lives in Washington with her husband, author (and former Post journalist) Charles Fishman, two children and two Labradors. Her first day is Aug. 13.