Sarah Ellison

New York

Reporter covering media and its intersection with politics and technology

Education: University of Virginia, B.A. in American Studies, with a minor in French literature

Sarah Ellison is a staff writer based in New York for The Washington Post. Previously, she wrote for Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, where she started as a news assistant in Paris.
Latest from Sarah Ellison

Why Elon Musk picked Linda Yaccarino to lead Twitter as CEO

Twitter has struggled to generate revenue since Musk took over as CEO, as advertisers have fretted over its sweeping rollbacks of content moderation.

May 12, 2023

Elon Musk picks NBCU’s Linda Yaccarino as new Twitter CEO

Musk has tapped NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino, according to two people familiar with the matter.

May 12, 2023

Who is Linda Yaccarino, Elon Musk’s pick for Twitter CEO?

The NBCUniversal executive is in advanced talks with Musk, who has said he will step down to become executive chair and chief technology officer.

May 12, 2023

Tucker Carlson announces Twitter show. Elon Musk tweets cool welcome.

The former Fox News host tweeted a video saying he’s moving his show to Twitter. In a reply, Elon Musk said he hasn’t struck a deal with the TV personality.

May 9, 2023

Tucker Carlson floats plan to host alternative GOP debate in post-Fox future

The fired Fox News host wants to be more than a podcaster. He has talked to Trump about a candidate forum and would forfeit millions owed in his Fox contract.

May 4, 2023

Tucker Carlson text on ‘how white men fight’ alarmed Fox board members

The board overseeing Fox News was so alarmed by Tucker Carlson's text message that it planned to hire a law firm to investigate his behavior.

May 2, 2023

For the Murdochs, Tucker Carlson became more trouble than he was worth

Precise reasons for why Fox News dismissed top-rated Tucker Carlson are clouded, but it was a reversal for the exasperated Murdochs who once favored him.

April 26, 2023

Audio of Cruz’s talk with Fox host sheds light on plan to challenge 2020 results

The recording -- made by Abby Grossberg, a former producer at Fox News -- shows the scope of the senator's scheming to assist President Donald Trump in overturning Joe Biden’s victory.

April 25, 2023

Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News after Dominion lawsuit disclosures

Tucker Carlson had been the most-watched prime-time host on Fox News and a powerful force within the network.

April 24, 2023

    What key players at Fox News said about the network and its viewers

    The Fox News lawsuit has given the public a rare look inside the powerful media company — including what top figures thought of their own network and its viewers.

    April 24, 2023