The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s editorial video director Micah Gelman, breaking news senior producer Nicki DeMarco and supervising video producer Sarah Parnass:
We’re thrilled to announce that John Farrell will become The Post’s first climate and weather breaking news video editor. In this role, John will work closely with the Climate, Weather and Audience teams to create video explainers around major climate trends and aggregate engaging weather clips for the website and social platforms.
John joined The Post in 2019 from CSPAN and has spent the past 2½ years leading morning video coverage as a breaking news editor. His collegiality and cool head in a crisis have helped guide the video hub team during a years-long relentless news cycle.
John received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Vermont and made the leap to journalism in graduate school while still receiving a master’s in biology from Harvard University’s extension program.
John will begin his new role after a new breaking news video editor for mornings is hired. Please join us in congratulating him.