New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following:
Rich Barbieri is moving to Seoul later this month to oversee business and economic coverage in Asia. As a deputy editor, he will supervise and edit stories, and help with the transition in Seoul as Adrienne Carter moves to London.
We will miss Rich here in New York, but the good news is that he will continue to be part of Business.
It would be impossible to overstate Rich’s impact on the business report since he joined The Times from CNN in 2019. He has helped to make our work more urgent, thoughtful and digitally focused. Rich always has his eye on the next story and he has pushed us to do the same. We have all upped our game since Rich’s arrival.
We all wish him the very best with the new role.
Barbieri has been deputy business editor at the Times since September 2019.