Sarah Blaskey Joins Rapid-Response Investigations Team at The Washington Post

Announcement from Peter Wallsten, investigative unit editor, Eric Rich, deputy investigations editor and Emma Brown, deputy editor, rapid response:

We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Blaskey, a tenacious and versatile reporter who has spent the last six years at the Miami Herald landing accountability scoops and high-impact investigations, is joining the rapid-response investigations team.

Sarah’s new role, in which she will focus on urgent topics of intense public interest, is a natural progression from her work at the Herald. She was among the reporters who responded immediately after the collapse of a condominium building in Surfside, Fla., which killed 98 people in June 2021. Within days, Sarah’s meticulous reporting had shed light on the cause of the disaster, work that helped the Herald win a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. She then went deeper, producing a comprehensive text story and an animation that authoritatively explained how the building failed. For that work, she was a finalist for the Livingston Award — one of three times she has been recognized with that honor.