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Washington Post adds three as global opinions columnists

February 17, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Washington Post Opinions sent out the following excerpt announcement:

Washington Post Opinions today announced it is adding Katja Hoyer, Mac Margolis and Keith Richburg as Global Opinions columnists, building on the diverse perspectives Post Opinions offers around the world. Hoyer, reporting from London and Berlin, will write about German and European politics, culture and society; Margolis, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will have a focus on Brazilian and Latin American politics; and Richburg, based in Hong Kong, will write on developments in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Hoyer is an Anglo-German historian and journalist. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London and the author of “Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918.”

A longtime correspondent and foreign affairs writer, Margolis has spent four decades reporting on Brazil and the rest of Latin America, as a correspondent for Newsweek International and a contributor to The Economist, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. From 2014 to 2021, he worked for Bloomberg Opinion. Margolis is also the author of “The Last New World: the Conquest of the Amazon Frontier.”

Richburg, an award-winning former Post correspondent and foreign editor, has been based in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai and New York City. Since 2016, he has been director and professor of practice at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Center. He is the author of “Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa.”

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