Krissah Thompson is the first Black woman to hold the title Managing Editor at The Washington Post where she oversees the newsroom’s diversity and inclusion efforts, its hiring and recruiting operation and the Features and Climate coverage departments. She began her career at The Washington Post in 2001 and has held multiple roles including intern, Business reporter, covering presidential campaigns and writing about civil rights and race. Before becoming an editor in the Style section, she covered the first lady’s office, politics and culture. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and College of Liberal Arts Plan II honors program. She also earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.