Washington Post editor Neema Patel has passed at away at 35 after a battle with gastric cancer, The Washington Post announced.
Patel was a founding editor of a Washington Post website called The Lily, which catered to millennial women.
The editor was born in Maplewood, N.J., on Sept. 28, 1987 to two Indian immigrants. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Rutgers University in 2009.
According to The New York Post, Patel was a community editor for WHYY in Philadelphia. She joined the Washington Post in 2016 as a digital editor before founding The Lily a year later.
Amy King, a founding editor at the Lily who now works for the Los Angeles Times, told the Washington post that Patel was “vibrant” colleague who “found our greatest stories and gave visibility to people and ideas who had long been ignored.”
Patel is survived by her husband, son, sister and parents.
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