Dee Swann is the Senior Photo Editor for Digital Engagement at The Washington post. She manages TWP's digital photography across platforms.
Dee discovered her passion for photography at George Mason University and began her career at The Washington Post in 1997 as a photo editing intern at washingtonpost.com. It was there that she discovered the power of photography in successful storytelling.
While finishing her degree, she became a full time digital photo editor for The Post website. In 2004, she was named deputy managing editor of multimedia and worked to set the strategic vision for the award winning online digital photo team. In this role, she mastered the ability to create a strong visual narrative combining photography and audio. In 2009, she played a key role in merging the visual digital staffs and began her role as multimedia editor managing the digital photo team. She has been responsible for leading that team in curating our great online digital photography coverage during breaking news cycles and major events. She developed our Post photography social accounts and continues to foster her team’s efforts in creating enterprise photo galleries and writing about photography. She has been the “go to” person for photo rights management and has worked closely with our legal team to ensure proper use of photography on thesite.
Dee has a deep understanding of and respect for The Washington Post’s history and is passionate about its success. She is a creative problem solver and is skilled at juggling many tasks. Her collaborative nature, innovative approach and can-do attitude will be key to our visual success with our new digital initiatives.
Dee is a native of Northern Virginia and lives in Stafford with her significant other of 20 years, John, and 3 big, lovable dogs.