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The Root Promotes Williams to Deputy Editor

The Washington Post Company’s African American news and commentary site, The Root, has announced the promotion of Associate Editor Lauren Williams to Deputy Editor.  Joel Dreyfuss left at the end of November and was succeeded as Managing Editor by Sheryl Huggins Salomon, who had been Deputy Editor.

Lauren has been Associate Editor of The Root since the fall of 2010.

Her past… Lauren has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. She also studied cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and loves to show off her cooking skills to friends and family — when she can find the time.

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