kennedy elliott

I am a graphics editor at The Washington Post. I report, develop and design interactive graphics and data visualizations for the news.

Say hi, please!

recent work

  1. Do your Congress members support stricter gun control?
  2. The dramatic rise in state efforts to limit LGBT rights
  3. A new divide in American death
  4. Why death rates for white women in rural America are spiking
  5. 2016 Fatal force: Police shootings investigation
  6. PollCaster
  7. History through the president’s words
  8. Holiday cookie generator
  9. Two Clintons. 41 years. $3 billion.
  10. The 2016 megadonors
  11. From ‘dead broke’ to multimillionaires
  12. Arctic sea-ice melt
  13. Where carbon emissions are greatest
  14. Groundhog Day
  15. Who funds the new Brookings?
  16. Measuring the midterm turnout gap
  17. Big money: independent spending swamps congressional races
  18. Where police forces don't resemble the community


Kennedy is a journalist and developer, and enjoys telling visual stories. She loves the balance between logic (coding) and creativity (storytelling) that building graphics provides.

She loves learning new languages and likes thinking about how people process information.

She has a Master's of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University. She has previously worked at the Guardian US and the Associated Press. She loves Renaissance babies, diners, signs, running, travel (duh), mustard, Lygia Clark and nice tunes. In her spare time, she is anywhere but home with her pup and brand new baby. She misses New York.