Felicia Sonmez Bio: Is the Washington Post journalist married? Suspended after Kobe Bryant tweet

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Washington Post journalist Felicia Sonmez was suspended after her Kobe Bryant tweet. People are outraged over the controversial tweet she shared hours after Bryant's passing on January 26, 2020. Read our Felicia Sonmez bio to find out if Felicia Sonmez is married. Also know her age and family.

Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez suspended for Kobe Bryant tweet

Many are wondering who Felicia Sonmez is after she made headlines on January 16, 2020 for tweeting a 2016 story about Kobe Bryant. Felicia is a national political reporter working at the Washington Post. She was suspended after her controversial tweet of a story about Bryant's allegation case just hours after his tragic death.

Sonmez had posted a link to story from The Daily Beast, which was published in April 2016, about a 2003 case in which a 19 year old woman made allegations against Bryant.

People are outraged over Sonmez's insensitive tweet and are blasting her for the timing of the post. Sonmez has since deleted her tweet. The reporter shared on Twitter that 10,000 people sent her abuse and death threats after her tweet. 

Felicia Sonmez Kobe Bryant tweet

After deleting the tweet, Sonmez followed up with, "‘Well, THAT was eye-opening. to the 10,000 people (literally) who have commented and emailed me with abuse and death threats, please take a moment and read the story - which was written 3+ years ago, and not by me. "

"Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality even if that public figure is beloved and that totality unsettling," she continued.

In a follow-up tweet, Sonmez wrote, ‘If your response to a news article is to resort to harassment and intimidation of journalists, you might want to consider that your behavior says more about you than the person you’re targeting.’

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Felicia Sonmez Bio: Is she married?

Felicia Sonmez is a national reporter for the political news team at the Washington Post. She is a reputed professional who has covered breaking news from The White House and Congress. 

Previously, she worked for the newspaper in Beijing and now is residing in Washington D.C. with her husband and son. Yes, Felicia Sonmez is married.

Washington Post journalist Felicia Sonmez

Born in 1983, Felicia is a graduate of Harvard where she studied BA in Government in 2005. She did a year of advanced Chinese language as a Blakemore Freeman Fellow at Tsinghua University.

Felicia began her career as an English teacher in Beijing. She got her start in journalism from the Japanese daily newspaper Yomiuni Shimbun. At the age of 25, she covered the 2008 US election for a Japanese newspaper. 

Felicia joined The Washington Post in 2010 where she reported on national politics. The managing editor of The Washington Post, Tracy Grant, told Daily Mail that Sonmez has been placed on administrative leave after her controversial Kobe Bryant tweet.

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