The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of the Los Angeles Times foreign and national editor Alan Zarembo and deputy foreign and national editor Rebecca Bryant:
We are delighted to announce that Max Kim is the new Los Angeles Times correspondent in Seoul.
In his new role, Kim will continue The Times’ long tradition of world-class reporting from the region. His focus will be the Korean peninsula — from documenting life inside North Korea to illuminating the economic and social changes sweeping South Korea.
Kim spent the last eight years writing from the area for the Atlantic, the New Yorker, MIT Technology Review and other publications.
In addition to writing, Kim has helped produce news documentaries for Vice News and the BBC on topics including South Korea’s dog cloning industry and the story behind the viral children’s song “Baby Shark.”
He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in English and comparative literature.