Will Houp

Hi, I work at CNN creating online graphics and interactive projects. I also build internal tools for our team and the company.

I live in Syracuse, NY, with my awesome wife. We moved up here in August 2018 and have seen mostly just snow.

I'm a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, chicken fajitas, and Arrested Development.

You can reach me on Twitter, william.edward.houp [at] gmail.com, or LinkedIn.


Recent projects

Inequality is an undeniable fact in America

CNN | September 12, 2019
Inequality is an undeniable fact in America

Your guide to where the 2020 Democrats stand on the issues

CNN | July 29, 2019
Your guide to where the 2020 Democrats stand on the issues

The US economy is about to break a record. These 11 charts show why

CNN | June 07, 2019
The US economy is about to break a record. These 11 charts show why

If you want to know who’s most likely to win ‘The Bachelorette,’ look to the numbers

CNN | May 20, 2019
If you want to know who’s most likely to win ‘The Bachelorette,’ look to the numbers

The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you

CNN | April 19, 2019
The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you

From Reagan to Trump: Here's how stocks performed under each president

CNN | January 18, 2019
From Reagan to Trump: Here's how stocks performed under each president

Horrific deaths, brutal treatment: Mental illness in America’s jails

The Virginian-Pilot | August 23, 2018
Horrific deaths, brutal treatment: Mental illness in America’s jails
Awards this project has received
  • Al Nakkula Award
  • Finalist in explanatory journalism, Online Journalism Awards
  • Finalist, Dori J. Maynard Award for Justice in Journalism Association
  • Finalist, National Institute for Health Care Management
  • 1st place in data journalism, Virginia Press Association

Live results: Virginia primary elections for US House and Senate

The Virginian-Pilot | June 13, 2018
Live results: Virginia primary elections for US House and Senate

15 flipped House seats cost $19 million in Virginia's most expensive elections in 20 years

The Virginian-Pilot | January 29, 2018
15 flipped House seats cost $19 million in Virginia's most expensive elections in 20 years

Here’s how snow fell across Virginia and North Carolina during the massive winter storm

The Virginian-Pilot | January 08, 2018
Here’s how snow fell across Virginia and North Carolina during the massive winter storm

Essentially, a coin flip may determine only 3rd power shift for Virginia House in modern history

The Virginian-Pilot | December 22, 2017
Essentially, a coin flip may determine only 3rd power shift for Virginia House in modern history

Despite a growing population, Virginia keeps losing residents faster than it's gaining them

The Virginian-Pilot | December 17, 2017
Despite a growing population, Virginia keeps losing residents faster than it's gaining them

These maps from the 2017 governor's race show the urban-rural political divide in Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot | November 22, 2017
These maps from the 2017 governor's race show the urban-rural political divide in Virginia

Northam-Gillespie race had the highest turnout in 2 decades for Virginia governor election

The Virginian-Pilot | November 10, 2017
Northam-Gillespie race had the highest turnout in 2 decades for Virginia governor election

4 charts that show how votes shifted in Virginia’s governor races since 2013

The Virginian-Pilot | November 08, 2017
4 charts that show how votes shifted in Virginia’s governor races since 2013

How Virginia voted in the race for governor

The Virginian-Pilot | November 07, 2017
How Virginia voted in the race for governor

This is the security video from the night Victor Decker was killed

The Virginian-Pilot | October 24, 2017
This is the security video from the night Victor Decker was killed
Awards this project has received
  • Honoree for best podcasts and digital audio, Webby Awards

Ginny, The Virginian-Pilot's Facebook Messenger chatbot

The Virginian-Pilot | June 27, 2017
Ginny, The Virginian-Pilot's Facebook Messenger chatbot
Awards this project has received
  • 2nd place Digital Innovation, Society for Features Journalism
  • 1st place Digital Initiative, Local Media Association

Virginia's population is growing at its slowest rate in nearly 100 years

The Virginian-Pilot | February 14, 2017
Virginia's population is growing at its slowest rate in nearly 100 years