Farah Mohamed is a Senior Staff Editor at The New York Times, where she has served as a Deputy Weekend Editor for the Washington bureau during impeachment and provided editing support — including anchoring weekends and nights — during news surges and staffing shortages in New York on the flexible editing, breaking news and video desks.
Prior to The Times, she served as the Managing Editor of The WorldPost, a partner of The Washington Post. Hired to launch The WorldPost — then HuffPost’s global news portal — in 2014, Farah edited and ran the news and op-ed sections of the world news site, covering and soliciting top rate features, analysis and videos on breaking news and trends such as populism, the crisis in Ukraine, the Syrian war, the emergence of ISIS, Brexit, artificial intelligence, Turkey’s failed coup, the refugee crisis, the Iran nuclear deal, rising Islamophobia and the 2016 U.S. election. Under her leadership, The WorldPost grew in size and prominence.
Before The WorldPost, Farah wrote and reported for HuffPost Politics, The Washington Post and McClatchy’s Washington Bureau. Her coverage of young Muslim immigrants following the Boston bombings with The Post’s religion reporter landed her a Washington Post Metro cover story, and her pieces — daily and enterprise stories on veterans affairs, congressional hearings and the week-long International AIDS Conference — for McClatchy were syndicated to several of the company’s papers. She also covered a government shutdown, a presidential inauguration and various other events on the Hill and elsewhere in Washington on national security, foreign policy, immigration, crime, education and climate.
Farah majored in journalism and earned a double minor in international studies and Arabic at American University in Washington, D.C. At AU, she contributed to the university newspaper and wrote and edited pieces for the Lifestyle section of the university’s newsmagazine on food, travel and her time in the Middle East soon after the beginning of the Arab Spring.
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