Megan Poinski

Megan is an experienced investigative reporter and web professional, working where news and technology intersect. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism from The George Washington University, she spent the next eight years as a print reporter, working at the Ashtabula Star Beacon for two years, and at The Virgin Islands Daily News for six years. For her work, she received many national awards, including a first-place finish from Capitolbeat, and she was the finalist for the Scripps Howard Foundation's Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Award for Investigative Reporting.

In 2009, she enrolled in the University of Maryland, College Park to receive her master's degree in information management. In graduate school, she learned how to program and execute a successful technology strategy for businesses. She graduated in May 2011.

She currently works at The Washington Post, as the night editor of the regional homepage, targeting local users. Her responsibilities include choosing stories to put on the page, writing headlines and teaser blurbs, choosing photographs, and helping to troubleshoot web problems. Prior to working here, she was the deputy metro editor at The Washington Times and the associate editor at startup website