Census Expert, Senior Writer and Editor
Pew Research Center
D’Vera Cohn is a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center. She studies and writes about demographics in the United States, especially the census. D’Vera was a Washington Post reporter for 21 years, mainly writing about demographics, and was the newspaper’s lead reporter for the 2000 census. Before joining Pew Research Center, D’Vera served as a consultant and freelance writer for the Brookings Institution and Population Reference Bureau.
D’Vera is an author of studies on the marriage and birth rates in the United States, migration between the U.S. and Mexico, and U.S. population projections. She manages Pew Research Center’s @allthingscensus Twitter account and has spoken at national journalism conferences about how reporters can make use of demographic data in stories. She also often talks about the Center’s findings in print and broadcast media.
D’Vera is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and is a former Nieman Fellow.