NY Times hires WSJ reporter Kanno-Youngs
New York Times Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller sent out the following announcement on Monday:
We’re very happy to announce that Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The Wall Street Journal will be joining the Washington bureau as a correspondent covering homeland security and immigration and border issues.
Zolan comes to us from New York, where he has been covering law enforcement for The Journal. He has written about gangs, the N.Y.P.D. Special Victims Unit, the job market for ex-convicts and one very moving story about a son’s trip to the site of his mother’s death on the 17th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Zolan first joined The Journal in 2016 as a general assignment reporter for the Greater New York section, and has also reported for USA Today, The Boston Globe and The Cape Times in Cape Town.
Zolan graduated from Northeastern University and grew up in Cambridge, Mass. He got his start in journalism at The Register Forum, the student paper at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
In his spare time he works on screenplays, including “Jahar,” a short film that he co-wrote about a young man coming to terms with the fact that a friend was involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. The film premiered at the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival.
Zolan recently adopted Kita, a Jack Russell terrier-beagle mix from Azerbaijan.
He starts Feb. 25. Please welcome him!
— Elisabeth and Lara