Akela Lacy is a politics reporter. She was previously The Intercept’s inaugural Ady Barkan Reporting Fellow; prior to that, she was a politics fellow in the D.C. Bureau. She has also worked at Politico, covering breaking news and immigration. She produced Politico’s flagship newsletter, Playbook, and co-authored the afternoon newsletter, Playbook PM. Prior to that, Lacy worked in international reporting at the Pulitzer Center. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in sociology and Italian. She is based in New York.
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