Marilyn W. Thompson

Senior Editor at ProPublica


Marilyn W. Thompson has been a Senior Editor at ProPublica since May 2016. Prior to that, they were a Shorenstein fellow at Harvard University from February 2016 to May 2016. From January 2015 to January 2016, they were Deputy editor at POLITICO. From January 2012 to December 2014, they were Washington bureau chief at Thomson Reuters. From January 2008 to January 2012, they were national editor at the Washington Post. From January 2003 to December 2005, they were editor in chief at Lexington Herald-Leader. From 1982 to 1986, they were a reporter at Philadelphia Daily News.

Marilyn W. Thompson has a bachelor's degree in English from Clemson University.

Marilyn W. Thompson reports to Stephen Engelberg, Editor-in-Chief. Marilyn W. Thompson works with Cedeem Gumbs - Talent Associate, Alissandra Calderon - Assistant Director of Communications, and Tyson Evans - Chief Product and Brand Officer.


  • Senior Editor

    Current role

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