Frances Stead Sellers

Frances Stead Sellers

Senior Writer
The Washington Post

Frances Stead Sellers is a senior writer at The Washington Post and frequent moderator for the newsroom’s live platform, Washington Post Live.

Sellers’ career as a reporter, editor and moderator has ranged widely from politics to the arts and sciences. In recent years, she has written extensively about the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s political polarization and cultural upheaval.

Sellers has been a senior editor in charge of several sections of The Post, including Health and Science and the signature daily section, Style, which focuses on political profiles, personalities, arts and ideas.

Sellers ran the newsroom's health, science and environmental coverage during the battle over health reform, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2011 Japanese tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Over the past two years, she has interviewed many key figures in pandemic response for Washington Post Live, including former NIH director Francis S. Collins, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, patient advocates and, recently, Sen. Tim Kaine about the evolving challenges presented by long covid.

Before joining The Post, Sellers was deputy editor of Civilization, the bi-monthly magazine of the Library of Congress, which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in its first year of publication. Sellers started her career at Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

All Sessions by Frances Stead Sellers

Thinc Main Agenda Monday PM May 23, 2022
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

What Does Healthcare Innovation Look Like in a Post-Pandemic Era?

  • Insights on recovering from the current pandemic and preparing healthcare executives for the next one
  • Investments in data, technology, and digital to make meaningful impact on care delivery
  • Priorities and predictions for 2023 and beyond
Moderator: Frances Stead Sellers