Andrea Cornejo is video editor for the breaking news team at The Washington Post, where she has covered her fair share of natural disasters, mass shootings and the top political stories of the day.
Prior to joining the Post, she worked as a visual journalist for The Gainesville Sun while earning a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida.
After years of working in a fast-paced news environment, she has become a swiss army knife type of journalist that can not just write scripts and produce narrated explainer videos, but also shoot and edit on-the-field video. She has reported on families living at a deteriorating Florida motel, often without power, in the middle of the pandemic, documented the life of a Disney World waitress struggling to hold onto her middle-class life amid catastrophic layoffs and explored the topics of gender fluidity in a small village in the Dominican Republic.
Her work has earned a number of recognitions, including Multimedia Journalist of the Year for The White House News Photographers Association in 2021. She was also part of the team that won a George Polk Award in 2021 for a series about the life of George Floyd.