Washington Post’s Fifield leaving for The Dominion Post

Anna Fifield

Anna Fifield will be joining The Dominion Post and Stuff’s Wellington newsroom as editor. Currently, she is the Beijing bureau chief for The Washington Post.

Her new role begins in October.

Stuff editorial director Mark Stevens said:

“Anna has a wonderful reputation; is an amazing journalist and we’re thrilled she’ll be leading our Wellington newsroom during these exciting times for our business.”

Fifield began her journalism career with the Rotorua Daily Post and the New Zealand Press Association.

She was also foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and Financial Times where she covered major stories including North Korea’s first nuclear test. She was also Tokyo bureau chief for the Post.

Additionally, she was also a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard University and in 2018 won Stanford University’s Shorenstein Prize for excellence in reporting on Asia.

Fifield’s debut book, The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong-un, published last year, has been translated into 24 languages.

Fifield adds:

“I was in New Zealand when Sinead Boucher made her inspirational move to buy Stuff, and I’m making this leap now because I absolutely believe in Sinead’s vision and because I believe that Stuff will flourish under Kiwi ownership.

“I started reading the Dominion and Evening Post in 1994, when I arrived in Wellington to start at Victoria University, and I’ve been a loyal reader (and crossword do-er) ever since. I’m looking forward to working with Stuff’s Wellington-based journalists to make Stuff – on paper and online – an even more integral part of capital life.”