Announcement from National Editor Matea Gold, Deputy National Editor Philip Rucker and Graphics Director Chiqui Esteban:
We’re thrilled to announce that Ashlyn Still is taking on a new role as deputy director of elections, working with elections director Rachel Van Dongen to ensure that The Washington Post is the ultimate destination for comprehensive and innovative storytelling in the 2024 election season.
This move expands upon the work Ashlyn has been doing in her previous role as projects editor for elections in Graphics, coordinating efforts among engineering, product and the newsroom to build and support The Post’s live results experience. She will build on this partnership in her new position by taking the lead in coordinating visual storytelling and data integration, including how we use our elections model in our campaign coverage.
Ashlyn has worked on elections for The Post since she joined in 2019. She started as a graphics reporter for elections, producing live results visuals while embedded with News Engineering. Ashlyn has covered a wide range of topics, including redistricting, slow vote counting, Amtrak expansion, coronavirus stimulus checks and the early months of the Jan. 6 investigation.
Before joining The Post, Ashlyn was on the graphics team at Reuters and also worked as a news applications developer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She’s a North Carolina native and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.