aprilbetheaApril Bethea is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, D.C. She currently works as a national homepage editor for The Washington Post, where she helps lead early morning news coverage for the homepage.

Bethea previously worked at The Charlotte Observer, holding numerous roles including digital editor, online producer and social media manager and reporter during an 11-year stint with the newsroom.

Bethea is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, including serving on the board for the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and is a board member for the Washington DC Pro chapter of SPJ. She’s also a member of the Online News Association, National Association of Black Journalist and Journalism & Women Symposium.  In 2014, Bethea was one of 29 journalists selected for a week-long fellowship from the Kiplinger Program for Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University.