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Phoebe Connelly

Deputy Dir. of Video
The Washington Post

Phoebe Connelly is Deputy Director of The Washington Post’s award-winning video team where she oversees daily and breaking news coverage, managing a staff that produces more than two dozen videos daily. In this role, Connelly pioneered The Post’s presence on Twitch, experimenting with live video coverage of major news events to reach and engage new audiences.Connelly is also responsible for video product strategy, working closely with engineering to develop and manage a suite of custom internal and external-facing video solutions. Under her leadership, The Post built its own custom video player and launched a state-of-the-art asset management system that allowed the Post to publish instantly across an array of platforms and lead to more than a billion videos in 2018. The system is part of Arc Publishing, The Post’s software-as-a-service business which powers sites that reach more than 600 million unique visitors a month around the world.In 2018, Digiday recognized The Post with the ‘Video Team of the Year’ award.Prior to joining The Post in 2013, Connelly was a senior news editor atYahoo! News where she focused on crowd-sourced projects and social media strategy. Prior to that, she was a web editor at The American Prospect. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Awl, NPR and The Guardian.Connelly is a graduate of DePaul University and is based in Washington, D.C.