Join me in congratulating and welcoming Thanh Tan to The Seattle Times editorial board! Thanh, now a multimedia reporter at the Texas Tribune, is joining our opinion section on Sept. 10 as a multimedia editorial writer.
Thanh is a strategic hire that positions our opinion section for the future. She brings visual/video talents as a seasoned broadcast journalist, hard-hitting reporting skills from covering Texas and Idaho state government and a digital, engagement mindset from her work at the Trib.
Plus, she is an Olympia native, an AAJA member and a former winner of the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship.
Before moving to Austin, Tan worked at Idaho Public Television and was a general assignment reporter for the ABC affiliate in Portland, Ore. Her work has appeared on PBS NewsHour, This American Life and in the New York Times. Check out her appearance on the Rachel Maddow show this month.