Anthony DeBarros is a longtime journalist who has combined software product development, data analysis, storytelling and coding for much of his career.

Since 2018, he has been a data news editor for The Wall Street Journal, focusing on trade, the economy, demographics and, lately, tracking Covid-19. His book, Practical SQL: A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling with Data, was published in 2018 by No Starch Press.

Previously, he held positions with USA Today, Questex, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and the DocumentCloud project for Investigative Reporters and Editors.

His work has received multiple honors, including a prestigious Silver Baton from the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

He is a graduate of Marist College and Dutchess Community College.

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