Coleen OLear

Editorial Director, Emerging News Products • The Washington Post
Last edited October 18, 2019

Coleen O'Lear is Editorial Director for Emerging News Products at The Washington Post. In this role, Coleen manages the editorial teams responsible for The Post's highly curated and designed “Select” app and “First Reads” newsletter; By The Way, a new travel destination for local insights and expert tips; Snapchat Discover; and other digital products. Coleen serves as the editorial lead for many of The Post’s distributed platform partnerships, including Apple News, Flipboard and MSN. Before joining The Post in 2011, Coleen was the assistant copy desk chief at The Island Packet and previously worked at The Times-Picayune and She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans.