The Washington Post Names Scott Wilson National Editor

Scott Wilson has been named national editor for the Washington Post. Wilson’s responsibilities will include driving storytelling and innovation across the many subject areas that National covers.


After stints at his hometown Santa Barbara (Calif.) News-Press and The Baltimore Sun, he joined The Post in 1997 to cover Howard County and Montgomery County government. Moving to Foreign in 2000, he was based in Caracas, Bogota, Amman and Jerusalem before returning to Washington in 2008 to take up the role we now call deputy Foreign editor.


He returned to reporting in 2009 to lead our coverage of the Obama presidency, for which he received the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award and the Gerald R. Ford Prize. He is also the winner of Overseas Press Club and Inter American Press Association awards for his work overseas.

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