Emily Codik named associate editor for Wellness
In addition to her editing skills, Emily brings to her new role a passion for fitness and cooking, a proven track record of creating popular content for social media, and a global perspective that will help us connect with readers around the world. whole world.
In nearly seven years at The Post, Emily has worked across the features and cross-platform desks, editing articles from across the newsroom and in a wide range of formats. At Features, she edited articles on Roseanne Barr’s trip to Israel and the rise of Latin trap, participated in awards show coverage, and oversaw multimedia projects for the Weekend section. She has also edited in Spanish, revising projects such as “Marooned in Matamoros” and the fight for gender-neutral Spanish.
In 2019, Emily moved to Rio de Janeiro, where her husband, Terrence McCoy, is the Post’s bureau chief. Since moving to Rio, Emily has made herself indispensable, working as a copy editor, serving as an editor on the Universal and Foreign desks and contributing recipes, healthy eating ideas and Instagram reels to Voraciously , including how to cook with green bananas, a health favorite in Brazil and a key ingredient in her vegan brownie recipe.
Emily also launched a popular TikTok in Portuguese, dubbed “Gringa in Brazil”, where her healthy cooking demonstrations garnered 145,000 followers and millions of views, including 2.5 million for her chocolate oatmeal recipe. She’s also gained a following on Instagram, sharing recipes in Spanish and English, and has developed more than 20 recipes for Washington Post Food Editor Joe Yonan’s upcoming plant-based cookbook.
Prior to joining The Post, Emily was an arts editor for Washingtonian magazine, where she wrote a feature film about the dramatic disappearance of a posh ice cream parlor in Georgetown, and the story was picked up by the production companies of Channing Tatum and Danny McBride. In Miami, she served as food critic and editor of the Miami New Times.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Duke University and a master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University. His master’s capstone project, published in The Post, revealed revelations about his family’s escape from the Holocaust and their refuge in a small Dominican town.
A dual Dominican and American citizen, Emily grew up in Santo Domingo and lived there until she moved to the United States for college. In her spare time, she took classes in samba, vinyasa yoga, and Beach CrossFit. She is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in Portuguese. In addition to helping launch the new wellness office, Emily has another major project underway: she and Terry are expecting their first child in October.
Please congratulate Emily on her new role. It starts Monday.