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Adrienne LaFrance is an American journalist and the executive editor of ''
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The Atlantic
,'' and former editor of TheAtlantic.com.


Life and work

LaFrance received her B.A. in journalism from
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and an M.S. in journalism from
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. She was a national reporter for
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's Project Thunderdome. She has also served as a staff writer at the
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and a reporter in the Washington bureau of
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. Additionally, she worked as reporter and news anchor for
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, and news writer for
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, Boston's
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NPR
affiliate. LaFrance joined ''
The Atlantic ''The Atlantic'' is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher. It was founded in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, as ''The Atlantic Monthly'', a literary and cultural magazine that published leading writers' commentary on education, the ...

The Atlantic
'' in 2014, became editor of the website in 2017, and then executive editor of the entire institution in 2019. LaFrance's journalism covering
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QAnon
was featured in a
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Fresh Air
interview.


Essays and reporting

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References

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