Krissah Thompson is The Washington Post’s Managing Editor of Diversity and Inclusion. She is the first Black woman to hold the title Managing Editor. She began her career at The Washington Post in 2001, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and College of Liberal Arts Plan II honors program. She also earned her Masters of Journalism from the University of Maryland. She has been an intern, a business reporter, covered presidential campaigns and written about civil rights and race. Before becoming an editor in the Style section, she covered the first lady’s office, politics and culture.