Whitney Shefte


Whitney Shefte is a senior video journalist at The Washington Post in Washington, D.C., where she has worked since 2006. She has documented everything from AIDS in D.C., to press issues in Pakistan, to the forgotten conflict in Western Sahara with the IWMF. Shefte has won Peabody, Emmy, Murrow and Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awards for her work. Shefte and a team of other Post journalists were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a military medicine package in 2011, and she was a finalist for the Livingston Award in 2015. Shefte also teaches video journalism at Georgetown University and is president of the White House News Photographers Association. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she concentrated in photojournalism.

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