Rachel Kurzius joins The Washington Post as a reporter for The Home You Own


Announcement from Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin and Lifestyle Editor Jenny Rogers:

We are thrilled to announce Rachel Kurzius will join The Washington Post’s new home initiative, The Home You Own.

After a successful two-month experiment last year, The Home You Own will officially launch this fall as a service-oriented, vibrant line of coverage aimed at empowering readers to make smart decisions about the way they live in their spaces. THYO will tackle questions big, small and existential about maintaining a home — from cleaning to furnishing to gardening, and the ways those intersect with the environment, our finances, our mental health and our relationships. The project will live within the Lifestyle team in the Features department, and its staff will work alongside the current Home team, which has already found success experimenting with service journalism.

Joining The Home You Own as its inaugural reporter is Rachel Kurzius. Rachel is well-known to Washingtonians for her work as a radio host and reporter for WAMU and DCist, the local news and culture site that she helped relaunch. Throughout her career, which includes stints in television, satellite radio and mortgage newsletters, Rachel has proven herself to be an adept storyteller, illuminating how people live and interact. Her reporting on an employee accused of misconduct in her own workplace won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in investigative journalism; her series on escaped zebras, which uncovered multiple animal welfare violations associated with the owner, was a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Dateline Awards.

Rachel loves to hike and discuss romance novels, and she is always in search of the perfect bite. A native of northern New Jersey and a graduate of Bates College, Rachel lives in the District with her husband and two cats, Bucatini and Tortellini.

Please welcome Rachel as she starts Aug. 15.


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here