Farah Mohamed is the Deputy Weekend Editor for the Washington bureau of The New York Times. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Editor at The New York Times in New York, where she worked on the Flexible Editing Desk, The Times’s go-to team for extraordinary or unforeseeable editing needs, the Express desk, The Times’s breaking news and general assignment hub, and the Video desk.
Prior to The Times, she served as the Managing Editor of The WorldPost, a new 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 and analysis on breaking news and trends such as the crisis in Ukraine, the Syrian war, the emergence of ISIS, Brexit, Turkey’s failed coup, the refugee crisis, 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 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.
Farah majored in journalism and earned a double minor in international studies and Arabic at American University in Washington, DC. She also served as a communications intern at the American Islamic Congress, Lifestyle editor and food and travel writer for AU’s newsmagazine, AmWord, and spent four months living and studying with a family in Amman, Jordan soon after the beginning of the Arab Spring.
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