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Camila DeChalus is a political reporter based in Washington, D.C., covering the intersectionality of politics and people. She is currently a congressional reporter for The Washington Post, covering key players on Capitol Hill and the most pressing issues facing the country. She combines her love of writing to also do on-camera work and film and edit videos for social media platforms to help engage new audiences on various social media platforms.
She previously worked at Business Insider, reporting on Congress political campaigns and legal affairs since 2021. At Insider, Camila was part of a team of journalists that produced “Conflicted Congress,” an investigative project that exposed how many members of Congress face possible conflicts of interest around their investments and stock trades. The series ultimately led to lawmakers introducing several pieces of legislation to ban individual stock trading and won a 2022 Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Before joining Insider, Camila was a homeland security and immigration reporter at CQ Roll Call.
Camila is also an adjunct professor at NYU, where she teaches a graduate investigative journalism course.