Devon Haynie is an assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, where she oversees a section focused on cities. Before that, she was international news editor at U.S. News, recruiting, editing and managing freelancers based primarily in South America and Africa. Her own international reporting has taken her everywhere from Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged North to Lesotho’s remote mountain villages. She strives to tell character-driven stories that shed light on social injustice, and particularly enjoys reporting on women’s issues.
A journalist for more than a decade, Haynie has covered everything from Indiana’s National Guard to online education to riots in South Africa’s townships. She’s written for the Associated Press, The Washingtonian, CityLab and numerous other news organizations. Her favorite things include traveling, wine-fueled nights with friends, and eating raw cookie dough. An Indiana native, she lives in the nation’s capital with her husband, daughter, baby-on-the way and two chatty Main Coon cats.
Often on repeat, several times a day: “Baby Shark” by PinkFong, “We are the Dinosaurs” by the Laurie Berkner Band, “Fire Trucks” by Blippi.
Most of the time: PJ Masks, Cory Carson, Supermonsters, Cocomelon. When I have ownership of the screen: The Undoing, The Queen’s Gambit, The Last Kingdom, Succession, Emily in Paris (I know, I know), Schitt’s Creek.
“There, There” by Tommy Orange, “Dune” by Frank Herbert, “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King, “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.