WSJ’s Troianovski hired as Washington Post Moscow bureau chief
Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl, deputy foreign editor Mary Beth Sheridan and assignment editor Will Englund sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
We’re thrilled to announce that Anton Troianovski of the Wall Street Journal will become The Post’s Moscow bureau chief.
Anton has distinguished himself over a nine-year career at the Journal that has included assignments in New York and Berlin. He has covered commercial real estate, telecoms, and, since 2013, has led the Journal’s coverage of German politics and society, delivering insightful and revelatory work on terrorism, refugees, populism and ties to Russia. He has also roamed widely, covering the crisis in Ukraine, salmon farmers in the Faeroe Islands and the Sochi and Rio Olympics.
Anton began his career as a stringer for the Webster-Kirkwood Times in Missouri and the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. He was a reporting intern in Moscow, first at the Associated Press and then in The Post’s Moscow bureau, where he worked under then-bureau chief Peter Finn and reported a Page One investigation about the Kremlin’s control of the Internet.
Anton was born in Moscow and grew up in Heidelberg, Germany and St. Louis, Missouri. He is fluent in Russian and German and is proficient in French. He graduated from Harvard University, where he wrote a senior thesis on the Kremlin’s quiet push for influence in cyberspace.
Anton will begin work in the newsroom on Nov. 13, and will start work in Moscow once he is granted the necessary accreditation. He will join correspondent Andrew Roth, whose reporting from Moscow for The Post since summer 2015 has played an essential role in helping our readers make sense of the Russia story at a key moment in history.