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Sophie Yarborough

Executive Editor, National Journal Daily

syarborough@nationaljournal.com

Sophie Yarborough is executive editor of The National Journal Daily. Sophie worked as a reporter and editor covering everything from hurricanes and murders at the Miami Herald and Boca Raton News in Florida to earthquakes and politics at the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Glendale News-Press in California. Before joining The National Journal, she worked as an editor for The Gazette, the Washington Post’s chain of community newspapers in Montgomery County, Md. Sophie was born in France and grew up in Houston, Boston and Washington, D.C. She graduated with a degree in Intellectual History from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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