Reuters appoints Reid as political correspondent
Kevin Krolicki, regional editor for the Americas at Reuters, sent out the following staff announcement:
I’m pleased to announce that Tim Reid has been appointed U.S. Political Correspondent covering America’s Midwest and Southeast. For the term of this secondment, Tim will be based in and report from a stretch of the country where many feel left behind by economic change and government policy. Tim will work with reporters and editors in Washington and beyond on political, social and business stories of international resonance.
Those include questions of how and whether President Trump can live up to his promises of bringing back jobs in the region’s hard-hit industries, how changes to national health care policy play out on the ground and what tighter immigration controls mean for businesses and workers. He will report to Jason Szep and work closely with Washington Bureau Chief Kieran Murray.
Tim joined Reuters in 2010 from The Times of London where he was Washington correspondent for eight years and a foreign correspondent prior to that with assignments ranging from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to Jordan and Qatar. Tim was also embedded with the U.S. Fifth Fleet during President Bill Clinton’s 1998 bombing of Iraq. Tim began his career as a journalist with The London Telegraph after working for three years as a media and entertainment lawyer.
Most recently, Tim has been reporting from Los Angeles as part of the national affairs team. His permanent base will remain Los Angeles.
Please join me in congratulating Tim on his new assignment.