Zach Goldfarb, the deputy business editor at the Washington Post, has been named climate and environment editor.
He has been deputy business editor for more than five years, overseeing a growing team of 55 reporters and editors focused on business, technology and the economy.
He has helped shape a large technology expansion and create new pods focused on corporate accountability, general assignment and breaking news, and, more recently, the business of health, climate and food.
Goldfarb previously was the business section’s policy editor, overseeing the economics team and the Wonkblog vertical, an initiative that turned policy stories into widely read, accessible, digitally native journalism.
As part of that work, he also helped set up the energy and environment vertical. He started his career at The Post as a political researcher on the politics desk, was one of the lead reporters on the 2008 financial crisis and covered economic policy during the Obama administration.