Al Omran, ex-WSJ reporter, joins Financial Times
Ahmed Al Omran, who covered the Middle East and Saudi Arabia for The Wall Street Journal until earlier this year, has been hired by The Financial Times.
Some personal news.. thrilled to be joining @FT where I will continue to cover Saudi Arabia and work with their amazing Middle East team.
— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) December 22, 2017
Al Omran will cover the same beat for the FT.
He was born and raised in Hofuf, eastern Saudi Arabia, and graduated with a master’s degree in digital media from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He has worked for the National Public Radio in Washington before returning to his home country where he launched the site Riyadh Bureau. Before that, his blog Saudi Jeans was one of the most well-known and long standing blogs in the Middle East.
His work has also appeared in major publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Foreign Policy.