Holly Yeager

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Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program
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Holly Yeager was the Middle East and Asia Editor at The Washington Post, and also covered lobbying for the paper as a member of the national staff. Earlier, she spent eight years with the Financial Times, in New York – as a columnist, a reporter, and an editor of the paper’s Weekend section – and in Washington, where she covered national politics. She was a reporter and editor at The Washington Independent, an innovative nonprofit journalism venture that combined blogging and analysis, and a media critic for the Columbia Journalism Review. Her long-form narrative journalism includes an early profile of Michelle Obama for O, The Oprah Magazine, and several pieces for The Wilson Quarterly.


Current Outside Position

  • Editor of Stateline, a journalism initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts



  • Middle East and Asia Editor, The Washington Post
  • Columnist, Reporter, & Editor of Weekend section, Financial Times
  • Reporter & Editor, The Washington Independent
  • Media Critic, The Columbia Journalism Review
  • Profile of Michelle Obama, O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Several narrative pieces, The Wilson Quarterly



BS in Foreign Service, Georgetown University
MA in European Studies, Johns Hopkins University