Lucy Westcott is a reporter for Newsweek. Before that, she was an editorial fellow at The Wire. Previously a United Nations correspondent for the Inter Press Service, she has also written for The Guardian, Bustle, American Journalism Review, and the Capital News Service, and interned at the BBC’s Washington bureau. Lucy received her Masters of Journalism degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and got her start in journalism writing copy for a police station. She was born and raised in Swindon, U.K.