Allyson Chiu named Washington Post Climate Solutions reporter

Announcement from Climate and Environment Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Deputy Climate and Environment Editor Juliet Eilperin and Climate Solutions Editor Dayana Sarkisova:

We are delighted to announce that Allyson Chiu will be joining the Climate and Environment Department as a Climate Solutions Reporter, leading our coverage of people and organizations working to combat climate change and other environmental issues.

In this role, Allyson will explore the most innovative work done to avert catastrophe and help readers understand what they can do in their own lives to protect the planet.

Allyson came to The Post as a local intern in January 2018, then joined the Morning Mix team later that year. After spending more than two years on the night shift – during which time she produced a variety of viral stories that spanned politics, sports, pop culture, science and sea mammals – Allyson moved on to features to become The Post’s first full-time wellness reporter in August. 2020.

Allyson has played a vital role in guiding Post readers through the confusion of pandemic life and the ever-changing “new normal” with a mix of breaking news, service journalism and in-depth reporting on the pandemic as well as on other areas of well-being. One of his most read service articles to date was surprisingly unrelated to coronavirus, but answered the simple question of how to shower.

Throughout her time at The Post, Allyson has demonstrated a lifelong interest in reporting on the environment and climate change, most recently writing an article on the evidence linking air pollution exposure to the risks of Covid-19.

Allyson was born and raised in Guam. She graduated from Northwestern in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Having spent most of her life on an island, she loves the beach and all ocean-related activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling and paddle boarding. You can also always count her for a game of volleyball or board game night.

Please join us in congratulating Allyson on her new role. It starts July 11.

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