Akela Lacy is the politics fellow at The Intercept’s Washington bureau. She previously worked at Politico, covering breaking news and immigration. She also produced Politico’s flagship newsletter, Playbook, and co-authored the afternoon newsletter, Playbook PM. Prior to that, she 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 originally from Philadelphia.