Emi Kolawole

Multi-media professional with over a decade of experience and the founder of Dexign LLC based in Fairfax, Virginia. She is currently a communications manager at X.

She is currently on leave from The Washington Post where she was the founding editor of Innovations, a content vertical dedicated to covering the cross-section of technology and society. That included coverage of stories relating to space exploration, the “maker movement” and corporate product development, among many other topics. Emi led live coverage of the NASA rover Curiosity’s landing on Mars, covered the South by Southwest conference in 2013, and has twice interviewed Richard Saul Wurman, the founder of the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference — TED. Emi also co-hosted the Post’s live coverage of the 2012 presidential election as well as the weekday news program “59 Seconds.”

Her work with The Washington Post started on the Politics desk, where she worked as a producer for PostPolitics and wrote occasionally for blogs on politics, policy and technology. Prior to working with The Washington Post, Emi was the Associate Producer for “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill,” and was a Staff Writer for FactCheck.org, a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. Her other work includes serving as a Researcher for Congressional Quarterly and as a Production Assistant for Bill Moyers’s Public Affairs Television in New York City.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Emi holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Theatre Studies. She holds a Master’s degree from American University in producing for film and video. Emi was named one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers in 2011 and attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in 2012. She was named among The Grio 100 in 2013. Emi enjoys running, swimming, singing and a good story.

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