The search began in October with nearly 5,000 contestants, whittled down to ten. After five rounds of punditry challenges, including writing a traditional op-ed column, blogging on tight deadlines on a range of topics, fielding difficult questions from readers and presenting confidence on video, Huffman came out on top. WaPo received 25,000 total votes and thousands of reader comments, according to a release.
Huffman’s a Teach for America executive. You can check out his punditry work here.
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