Akela Lacy is The Intercept’s inaugural Ady Barkan Reporting Fellow. She was previously a politics fellow at The Intercept’s 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 currently based in Washington, D.C.