Agawu will write editorials on social policy, with an emphasis on developments in state capitals and big cities around the country, among other issues.
He will join The Post’s best-in-class engineering team dedicated to supporting its politics coverage. With a focus on front-end development, Pesce will develop and analyze The Post’s election data visualizations, optimizing them for multiple devices.
Wen will provide insight on a broad range of topics with an emphasis on public health and health policy.
Rachel began her Post career in 2013 as a designer for Express. She joined the newsroom in 2014 as an original member of Team Rainbow, designing for The Post’s Select app and helping to establish the Emerging News Products team’s reputation for standout design.
In this new role, Steven will help to run the curation team responsible for The Washington Post’s Select app (internally known as Rainbow) as well as our day-to-day relationships with distributed platforms such as Apple News, Flipboard and MSN.
Ben joined Emerging News Products as an editor in May 2016 and a few months later became deputy editorial director, working closely with Coleen to manage our apps and partnerships team.
In this newly created leadership role, Coleen will further the crucial work she has been doing in the development, implementation and evolution of new and existing products, as well as partnerships and initiatives run by the ENP team.
Former Hub producer Sharif Durhams will rejoin the Universal Desk as the night homepage editor.
Rachel joins us from the Associated Press, where she covered technology with a focus on Google. She explored the reasons we feel emotionally connected to household robots and examined how California’s new privacy law increases the burden on consumers.
Seth will work on how to incorporate emerging technologies, including 5G and spatial computing, into the newsroom.