Sarah Frostenson named deputy visual enterprise editor for The Washington Post’s National staff


Announcement from National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker, and National Visual Enterprise Editor Kainaz Amaria:

We are very happy to announce that Sarah Frostenson is joining The Post as the deputy visual enterprise editor for National, a role in which she will help conceive and execute high-impact visual and immersive storytelling.

In her new position, Sarah will oversee quick-turn coverage and projects that seek to convey information in visually compelling and innovative ways, collaborating with visual journalists across the newsroom.

Sarah comes to The Post from FiveThirtyEight, where she was the senior politics editor, overseeing the site’s politics coverage and strategy. She is known as a meticulous editor, a thoughtful collaborator and an advocate for her team and has won awards for her visual and data journalism during her time as a graphics editor and journalist at Politico, Vox and USA Today.

At FiveThirtyEight, she ran the top political live blog during the 2020 presidential election and regularly worked in conjunction with ABC News, FiveThirtyEight’s parent company, in its coverage of the 2021-2022 redistricting cycle and in its efforts to track every Republican nominee’s stance on the 2020 election.

In every newsroom she has been a part of, Sarah has tried to spark curiosity — such as a story about what the electoral map would look like if only certain groups voted or a multimedia package around how cartoonists approached drawing Donald Trump. She has also experimented with form — whether that’s showing readers how public opinion can change before and after a candidate debate, giving readers the opportunity to test their knowledge on an issue or letting readers find themselves in the data.

Sarah is a graduate of Dartmouth College. In 2011, she was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa, where she implemented a field research project that evaluated the social practicability and water efficiency of a low-cost drip irrigation system in improving household food security. When she’s not busy thinking through how to cover the latest political story, she enjoys cooking, biking and spending time with her family.

Please join us in welcoming her when she begins her new role Sept. 26.


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