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Eva Rodriguez

Eva Rodriguez is the award-winning editor-in-chief of The Fuller Project, focused on global coverage to raise awareness of the myriad of important, interconnected issues impacting women and girls, and spark action through storytelling. 

Eva joins the Fuller Project after 14 years at The Washington Post, where she served as the deputy foreign editor and oversaw riveting coverage of Ukraine, Afghanistan, the global Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other global news stories. Eva was a lead editor of the "Losing Control" series that won a 2021 Overseas Press Club Award that judges praised as revealing "the shocking truths of how pervasive corruption and violence had become" in Mexico.

She was also a supervising editor for the "Africa's Rising Cities" project, which was awarded a 2022 Overseas Press Club award for its "creative and dynamic" multimedia storytelling that spotlighted how and why Africa would become the center of the world’s urban future.

As founding editor and head of the Washington Post’s highly-successful Talent Network, Eva oversaw a network of freelancers around the United States and world to diversify and enrich the outlet’s reporting and extend the reach and impact of news coverage. At the Post, Eva was also a writer on the editorial board and the deputy of The Post’s Style section where she led a team covering politics, media and culture.

Prior to The Washington Post, Eva was the legal affairs editor in The New York Times’ Washington bureau. There she organized and shepherded The Times' rigorous coverage of Judge Samuel A. Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court and Judge John Roberts' nomination to succeed Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Eva worked closely with The Times' congressional, political and legal affairs correspondents, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Supreme Court correspondent Linda Greenhouse, to produce analysis and enterprise pieces, as well as daily gavel-to-gavel coverage of the hearings. She also directed coverage on immigration reform on Capitol Hill and landmark legislation to ban the use of torture by U.S. interrogators.

At The Wall Street Journal, Eva was a Justice Department reporter, where she landed high-profile, market-moving scoops and crafted A1 stories on the alleged fraudulent activities of Columbia/HCA HealthCare — the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country. 

Her work at The Wall Street Journal was bookended by positions at Legal Times, first as a reporter covering the Supreme Court, and, later, as its executive editor and then its editor-in-chief. Eva was lead editor on a series that revealed the impact of legal and global machinations on trade that was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious award in business and financial journalism. As part of the top leadership team, Eva directed coverage of the courts, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court, the business of law and lobbying, sentencing policy and general justice issues, winning dozens of local and regional awards and exposing the often-sloppy way in which justice was meted out in the nation’s capital. 

Eva started her career at the Miami Herald and at the impactful Miami Review, where her work was recognized as a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award. Eva’s career has also included time at Politico Magazine as a senior editor, and as Washington bureau chief for Businessweek.

In Afghanistan, threatening the very survival of women

A new Taliban decree forbids Afghan women from working for foreign aid groups. We talk to two experts in the country about its impact.

In Conversation: Journalist Zahra Joya and Scholar/Activist Esha Momeni on the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan, Iran and beyond

There are forces driving the erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan, Iran and beyond, including in the United States.

The draft abortion ruling that shook the states

While the Supreme Court justices before now contorted themselves to find common legal ground on this most controversial of issues, the leaked draft opinion that would overturn the landmark abortion decision in Roe V. Wade was anything but mealy-mouthed. But what should we make of all of this? Does this unofficial, unauthorized document even matter? Here are five ideas to keep in mind as we continue to make sense of what has happened and of what may lie ahead.

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