Bayoumy of Reuters hired by The Atlantic
The Atlantic has hired Yara Bayoumy as a senior editor leading national security coverage.
Bayoumy joins The Atlantic from Reuters, where she has worked as a foreign correspondent —r eporting extensively from the Middle East and Africa — and national security editor. She begins at The Atlantic next month.
In a memo to staff announcing Bayoumy’s hire, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and editor of TheAtlantic.com Adrienne LaFrance wrote: “Yara is a brilliant editor and reporter with a great feel for Atlantic journalism, and she has a strong sense of where and how major stories develop. She has a talent for getting scoops, as well as for identifying patterns and larger themes behind the day’s most complicated stories.”
Bayoumy will work closely with politics editor Vernon Loeb to build and run an expanding team of national security reporters. She’ll also work with London-based editor Prashant Rao and the reporters on the global desk as The Atlantic expands coverage into Europe.
Bayoumy is currently deputy national security editor at Reuters, where she has worked since 2004. Her reporting on conflict, militancy, and regional politics as a foreign correspondent took her to more than 20 countries across the globe, including Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
For the past two years, she has been based in Washington D.C., where she led a team of award-winning reporters who have broken news on major stories related to Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and North Korea.