Whitney Shefte
Whitney Shefte
Video Journalist

Whitney Shefte is a Peabody, Emmy and Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Award-winning senior video journalist at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2006. Whitney is also visuals editor for Storyline. She has documented everything from AIDS in D.C., to gun violence in the U.S., to the forgotten conflict in Western Sahara. Whitney also teaches video journalism at Georgetown University, she is an executive board member for the White House News Photographers Association and she is mentorship chair of Women Photojournalists of Washington. Whitney received a Peabody Award and a Pictures of the Year International Documentary Project of the Year Award in 2011 for her project "Coming home a different person" on traumatic brain injury. She and a team of other Post journalists were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a military medicine package that included the same project in 2011. She has received various other awards from NPPA, WHNPA, ONA and the Webby Awards. Whitney is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she concentrated in photojournalism. 

 

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