I've been working at The Washington Post since August, 1997, first as a sports reporter, then as as a designer in sports and later as an editor in sports as we made the transition from newspaper to digital media organization. Working with everyone on that transition was an incredible experience and it led to my current role, where I help to run The Post's Features department, a team of just about 100 editors and reporters. As this role has evolved it has become very similar to a Chief of Staff position, guiding overall strategy, managing budgets, leading people and projects and helping my department navigate successfully inside the newsroom and the company. I can't wait to learn from you all what working inside different types of industries, and different-sized organizations looks like, and I'm happy to share my experiences with you all as someone who has worked inside a legacy media organization as it's made multiple transformations.
I'm a lifelong New York sports fan (Yankees, Giants and Knicks) who, as a young teenager, inspired a "Let Mitch Stay!" chant that went about halfway around Yankee Stadium when my dad wanted to leave for dinner instead of staying for extra innings and I wasn't budging.