Gabe Hiatt named travel editor at The Washington Post


Announcement from Executive Features Editor Ben Williams, Deputy Features Editors Amanda Finnegan and Hank Stuever:

We are excited to announce the promotion of Gabe Hiatt to Travel Editor. In this role, he will lead our travel news and service coverage to empower readers to become smarter travelers.

As deputy travel editor for more than two years, Gabe spearheaded the planning of a multi-story package on regional pizza in America and managed an immersive visual story on a surfers’ paradise in Indonesia. He worked with desks across the newsroom during breaking news events such as the wildfires in Maui and Baltimore bridge collapse, providing quick service journalism to help inform readers about how their travel would be impacted.

Most recently, Gabe edited a profile of America’s favorite travel guide, Rick Steves, and front-page stories scrutinizing a pattern of security lapses at U.S. airports and outdated mental health standards for pilots. He’s helped raise the bar on stories and projects since joining By The Way in 2021, pushing us to think more collaboratively and ambitiously.

Gabe first joined The Post as a high school sports reporter in 2013 and was previously the Sports Editor of Washington Post Express. In between stints with The Post, Gabe was the editor of Eater DC for three years. You can find his local restaurant insights in the Casual Dining column for Weekend. Gabe lives with his wife, Beth, and their dog, Barkley, in Logan Circle.

Please join us in congratulating Gabe. His new role starts immediately.


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