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Faiz Siddiqui

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Washington, D.C.
Staff Writer — The Washington Post
As seen in: The Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, Chicago Tribune, The Independent, The Boston Globe, Sydney Morning Herald, Washington Times and 217 more
Covers:  world issues, nebraska, arkansas politics, politics, health, sports, cops, ethiopian spines

Covering transportation (#wmata, Uber and Lyft and the like) @washingtonpost. Ohioan, rap fan, @UNL_CoJMC grad. faiz.siddiqui@washpost.com | 202.334.6224

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Biography

Faiz Siddiqui is a local news reporter at The Washington Post. He covers transportation and development. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate, he has previously contributed to NPR, The Boston Globe and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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@faizsays — 3,228 followers, 10,672 tweets

Jul 25, 2017

RT @martinepowers: FYI, we talked to Dormsjo — he's going to engineering firm Louis Berger, where he'll be specializing in infrastruct…

Jul 25, 2017

Story: D.C. Director of Transportation Leif Dormsjo announces resignation  http://wapo.st/2uWL2BZ?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.a4dfd4990038 

Jul 25, 2017

Two yrs ago, Dormsjo ripped Metro safety head, calling his dept a "paper tiger." Hours later, the official resigned  http://wapo.st/1O0Q2rG?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.78268be5a926 

Jul 25, 2017

RT @martinepowers: #Break: @DDOTDC Director Leif Dormsjo is resigning, effective Aug. 11.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Never again picking up a newspaper, watching a broadcast news segment or scrolling through your Twitter feed without scrutinizing every word.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I like to find my own, usually. I like to notice something that's worth writing about and then chase it.

Hearst Journalism Award

2014 - Feature Writing
Placed first out of 153 in the Hearst Feature Writing Competition for the story "Saving Sisay."

Hearst Journalism Award

2012 - Feature Writing, third place
Placed third out of 142 in the Hearst Feature Writing Competition for the story "War-torn veterans, their dreams, and a yoga instructor."