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Whitney Shefte
Works at The Washington Post
Attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lives in Washington, DC
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Work
Occupation
Video Journalist
Skills
Video, Photography, Audio, Reporting, Writing
Employment
  • The Washington Post
    Video Journalist, 2006 - present
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Currently
Washington, DC
Previously
Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC - Concord, NC - Greensboro, NC - Chapel Hill, NC - Carrboro, NC - Berlin, Germany - Arlington, VA - Washington, DC
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I'm a video journalist working at The Washington Post.
Introduction
Whitney Shefte is a Peabody Award-winning video journalist based in Washington D.C., where she produces multimedia stories for The Washington Post. Whitney has documented everything from AIDS in D.C. to gun violence in the U.S. to the forgotten conflict in Western Sahara. Whitney serves as an officer and on the video and multimedia committees for the White House News Photographers Association and is Mentorship Chair for the non-profit organization Women Photojournalists of Washington. She also directs the Post's annual high school journalism workshop, and is an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Whitney is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she concentrated in photojournalism. She is indeed a Tarheel born and a Tarheel bred, having grown up in the Charlotte area. In her free time, Whitney enjoys rock climbing, yoga, hiking and traveling. Follow her on twitter @whitneyshefte and find her videos at vimeo.com/channels/whitney
Bragging rights
Whitney received a Peabody Award and a Pictures of the Year International Documentary Project of the Year Award in 2011 for her project "Coming home a different person" about traumatic brain injury. She and a team of other Post journalists were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for the same project in 2011. She has received two national News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations and has won three regional Emmy Awards, for projects about rural healthcare, national security and HIV/AIDS. Whitney has also won awards from NPPA, ONA, WHNPA, and was a Webby Honoree in 2011 and 2013.
Education
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • Freie Universitat Berlin
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