Sommer Mathis

Editor, The Atlantic Cities

Sommer Mathis is editor of The Atlantic Cities, The Atlantic’s sister site devoted to the most groundbreaking ideas and pressing issues facing today’s global cities and neighborhoods. Before joining Atlantic Media in 2011, she was the online editorial director at Washingtonian. Mathis spent five years reporting on the Washington, DC, metro area, first as editor in chief of DCist.com and later as news editor at local news start-up TBD.com. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, Architect magazine, and The Guardian. She began her career in television and also worked for a boutique documentary film company.

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