Meredith Somers

writer. editor.

MIT Sloan School of Management — Office of Communications (January 2018 - present)

News writer for the Ideas Made to Matter editorial team. My beat covers behavioral science and organizational culture, and innovation and entrepreneurship. I created the women’s leadership series The Bias Cut, and I manage the editorial team’s biweekly Working Definitions Instagram series.

Federal News Network (August 2015 - December 2017)

Reporter covering the people, policies and programs of the federal government. Continuing coverage included agency oversight, cybersecurity, and freedom of information.

The Associated Press (January 2015 - April 2015)

Legislative reporter covering the Maryland General Assembly. Responsible for following a variety of issues ranging from transparency in government to environmental affairs. Teamed with AP Washington bureau on breaking national news including shooting incidents at the National Security Agency.

The Washington Times (March 2011 - November 2014)

General assignment reporter for national daily in Washington, D.C.

Maryland Independent (March 2009 - March 2011)

County commission reporter for a biweekly newspaper in Southern Maryland.

Suburban News Publications (February 2007 - September 2008)

Government and education reporter for weekly community newspaper.


Quinnipiac University