Janell Ross, National Fellow, spent her fellowship year writing a book about the racial wealth gap and the truths about its real origins laid bare by the Great Recession. The book will be published by Beacon Press. Janell is a political reporter for Washington Post. She has covered a range of social issues including race, politics, and immigration for the National Journal, the Atlantic, the New Republic, the Huffington Post, the Tennessean, the News & Observer, and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. She is a graduate of Vassar College and earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.