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Associate Editor, Axios

Kayla N. Sharpe is an Associate Editor at Axios where she oversees reporting teams in Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Atlanta. A digital journalist focused on the intersections of technology and society, she previously worked at POLITICO as an Engagement Editor and Digital Producer, and at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting supporting student and freelance journalists covering under-reported, systemic global issues.
Kayla graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2017 with degrees in Film & Media and American Studies. During college she worked as the Digital Media Editor for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat and completed communications internships at the Brookings Institution, the Democratic National Committee, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Kayla has had her reporting recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, receiving their 2017 Regional Mark of Excellence Award for In-Depth Reporting, and William & Mary, receiving their 2016 Rex Smith Journalism Award. Kayla currently lives in Reston, VA with her Australian Shepherd and her many houseplants.