Who is Delece?

deleceinpinkI’m a reporter with 10+ years experience in covering education, race and culture. I write and edit for print and online publications, and manage multimedia projects that engage and grow web audiences. Since December 2020, I’ve been the Education editor at POLITICO.

Prior to this role, I was a senior editor at The Hechinger Report covering inequality and innovation in higher education from 2018 – 2020. Before that, I spent an intense and invigorating year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. I studied how top-tier research universities are increasing the number of underrepresented minority faculty. University of Michigan, University of California–Los Angeles and Miami University are a few of the institutions I focused on in my research. I also traveled to South Korea and Brazil, learning about investigative reporting, global politics and Asian and South American culture.

Prior to my year at Michigan, I worked as a higher education reporter at U.S. News & World Report. I covered the world of admissions for aspiring doctors, lawyers and MBAs, and highlighted job trends for each of these groups. I also reported on how minority students fare in higher education. I spent the beginning of my journalism career as an editor, reporter and producer at The Washington Post.