Delece Smith-Barrow


Reporter,  U.S. News & World Report

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Delece Smith-Barrow is a higher education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, where she covers admissions challenges and trends, and the connection between higher education and employment. Prior to reporting on education, she worked as a producer, online editor and writer at The Washington Post. In her six years at The Post, she wrote about home decorating, African-American culture, fitness and parenting, and also created online contests for readers. She also served as the digital chair for the newsroom’s union. Smith-Barrow was a featured panelist in 2014 for the Society of Professional Journalists regional conference and a judge for the Association of Alternative News Media. In 2007, she was a collegiate scholar in Australia for the International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation on Journalism. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism and Georgetown University.