The Washington Post has announced that Anthony Pesce will join it as a senior engineer on the engineering team which is dedicated to supporting its politics coverage.
Led by Director of Engineering Jeremy Bowers, the team has brought tremendous speed and technical firepower to The Post’s coverage of the 2020 Election, developing features that get readers election results faster than ever before and deliver actionable insights and story leads to reporters covering voters across the country.
“Anthony is an extremely talented engineer with an exceptional eye for design—a powerful combination that will benefit our team as we look to help readers make sense of the state-level races and presidential election,” said Bowers.
“He bolsters our capability and capacity to create dynamic, live graphics and visuals that will support the work of our politics staff as they bring readers comprehensive coverage of another historic election year.”
With a focus on front-end development, Pesce will develop and analyze The Post’s election data visualizations, optimizing them across devices to ensure readers are getting the best possible experience. After November, he’ll work on visual projects at the intersection of engineering and The Post’s newsroom.
Pesce joins The Post from the Data and Graphics department at the Los Angeles Times, where he built news applications, developed data visualizations and conducted data analysis for reporting projects. Pesce has worked extensively on live election results and campaign finance data at the latimes.com.
He also worked with the Food department on the LA Times’ annual best restaurants list. His work has been recognized by the Society for News Design and the Society for Features Journalism.
Pesce’s first day at The Washington Post is June 1st.