Isabelle Khurshudyan

Sports reporter

Isabelle Khurshudyan

Washington Post sports reporter.


Isabelle Khurshudyan

A recent journalism graduate of the University of South Carolina, Isabelle Khurshudyan is reporting for The Washington Post this summer.

Khurshudyan spent last summer interning for Rob King, then the senior vice president of content across ESPN’s digital and print platforms. In her 10 weeks with, she wrote over 10 stories, three of which appeared on the homepage. Her long-form feature for Outside the Lines on youth sports in Newtown, Connecticut, was featured on Longreads. She also worked on assignment at the 2013 NBA Draft, the American Athletic Conference Media Day, a Mets-Nationals game and the Los Angeles X Games.

During her senior year, she freelanced for The (Columbia, S.C.) State. Her enterprise story on sudden cardiac arrest in youth sports for The State finished in the Associated Press Sports Editors' top-three for explanatory reporting.

The summer before her senior year, Khurshudyan interned for The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia. She compiled more bylines (68) than any other reporter in the newsroom during her internship.

Khurshudyan was promoted to sports editor for The Daily Gamecock within two years of joining the student paper as a freshman. Responsible for a 15-person staff, she edited three to five nights per week while also contributing as the primary beat reporter for football, basketball and baseball. Her work was recognized by the South Carolina Press Association in the collegiate division with first place in Best Sports Story, third place in Best Feature Story and third place in Twitter Presence. She also won an SPJ Mark of Excellence award in Region 3 for her story on the NCAA's Confederate flag ban.

Khurshudyan is fluent in Russian and has experience with InDesign, shooting and editing video on Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, WordPress and Scribe.