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Allbritton Journalism Institute Announces Hiring of Haley Byrd Wilt and Jasmine Wright

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The Allbritton Journalism Institute (AJI) announced today the addition of two accomplished journalists: Haley Byrd Wilt and Jasmine Wright. 

Haley and Jasmine will be reporters with NOTUS, AJI’s nonprofit publication. They will serve as mentors for AJI’s cohort of fellows as well as produce sharp reporting for NOTUS, which launches in January of 2024. 

AJI is backed by a $20 million grant from Robert Allbritton, the founding publisher of Politico. The new nonprofit organization and newsroom, staffed by veteran journalists, will train aspiring reporters to produce fact-based, non-partisan journalism on government and politics.

Haley has covered Congress since early 2017. She often reports on the Republican Party, foreign policy, human rights and domestic legislation. For three years, she helmed The Dispatch’s congressional coverage with a twice-weekly newsletter, Uphill. Before that, she reported on the House of Representatives for CNN. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy and the Weekly Standard. 

Jasmine was most recently a reporter at CNN, where she covered the White House, worked as an embed on the 2020 campaign covering then-Senator Kamala Harris, and covered the 2018 midterms. She was previously a reporter-producer at PBS NewsHour, where she covered politics, the Trump administration and general affairs. She’s a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a proud Chicagoan. She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in broadcast journalism. 

Professional journalists interested in working with AJI should contact Tim Grieve at tim@aji.org. Individuals and institutions who wish to support the institute’s work should contact Rachel Hirschberg at rachel@bhstrategiesllc.com. The Allbritton Journalism Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.  

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