Libby Copeland


Libby Copeland

Libby Copeland is a staff writer for the Washington Post. She started her career with the Post in 1998 as an intern in the Style department, [http://www.washpost.com/news_ed/summer_internships/bios1998.shtml] and now covers Washington politics. [http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/newspapers/libby_is_the_new_leibovich_34481.asp] Insiders have observered her to be a rising star. [http://www.wonkette.com/politics/washington-post/fun-with-corrections-agriculture-is-hard-179579.php] [http://www.washingtonian.com/capital_comment/2004/0904capcom.html] In 2005, she was the Feature Specialty Reporting winner for the large circlulation papers in the annual competion held by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. [http://www.aasfe.org/2005-contest-winners.html]

Journalistic Work of Note

Her coverage of the 2006 Congressional mid-term elections has also been both lauded [http://icantbelieveitsnotademocracy.blogs.com/weblog/2006/week44/index.html] [http://www.mahablog.com/2006/10/19/righties-cant-read/] and enthusastically criticisized [http://www.dcbachelor.com/2006/dealbreakers] [http://www.thatliberalmedia.com/archives/2006_01.html] by the blogging community, and Wonkette called one of her pieces "fawning," [http://wonkette.com/330464/kucinich-loves-his-hot-wife] .

She wrote articles for the Post about Washington, DC area graffiti artist Borf (aka John Tsombikos) and has been the subject of some graffiti saying "Libby Copeland Writes Lies," possibly in connection with the Borf issue. [http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/newspapers/getting_libby_with_it_27261.asp]

Personal Background

Copeland was born in 1975. She is an alumus of Hastings High School of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. She went on to major in English at the University of Pennsylvania where, her junior year, she won the Thouron Award. [http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v44/n23/bulletins.html]


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