Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Washington and politics at Politico, despatched out the next on Thursday:
Nice information: John Yearwood is taking over a brand new position as World Information Editor on the World/Nationwide Safety group.
John arrived at POLITICO in late 2019 and rapidly distinguished himself as deputy editor on the Commerce & Agriculture group. He was additionally a key associate within the launch of the World Translations publication, and has been the lead editor of the China Watcher publication. We’re thrilled to place John’s deep information of the worldwide panorama, eager edits, and sensible task concepts to make use of on this increasing group.
John spent nearly 13 years on the Miami Herald because the world editor. His coordination of the Herald’s Haiti earthquake protection contributed to the newspaper being named a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking Information. He additionally held the submit of nationwide/worldwide editor on the Fort Price Star-Telegram in Texas and earlier than that spent 10 years as senior workers author with the Dallas Morning Information. Earlier than becoming a member of our newsroom, John ran his personal consultancy agency specializing in rising markets. He’s a former treasurer of the Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists and government board chair of the Worldwide Press Institute in Vienna, Austria.
As World Information Editor, John will work intently with Ben Pauker to develop POLITICO’s world and nationwide safety protection, with a mission to drive the worldwide dialog on politics and coverage and guarantee deeper collaboration amongst our reporters within the U.S., Europe, Canada and past.
In service of that aim, we determined it was time to deliver Sue Allan, our Ottawa group and their sensible protection of Canada politics and coverage into the World/Nationwide Safety pod. Each groups will profit from being extra deeply built-in as we purpose to attach dots extra persistently throughout geographies, and serve an essential subscriber viewers that involves us for in-depth reporting on Ottawa and U.S-Canada relations. We’re grateful to Angela Greiling Keane and Ryan Hutchins for many lately overseeing our Canada group as we constructed up this new capability to relate the worldwide story as solely POLITICO can.
Please be a part of us in congratulating John on his new position within the newsroom.