El Dahan named Gulf bureau chief for Reuters

Maha El Dahan has been named Gulf bureau chief for Reuters. She will start her new position on April 1. She will still be overseeing energy coverage in the Middle East. EL Dahan reports on energy and commodities across the Middle East region. She has been working as a Reuters journalist for the past 15 years […]

Reuters journalist was killed in violation of international law

An Israeli tank killed Reuters reporter Issam Abdallah in Lebanon last year by firing two 120 mm rounds at a group of “clearly identifiable journalists” in violation of international law, reports David Gauthier-Villars, Laila Bassam and Tom Perry of Reuters. They write, “The investigation by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), summarized in a report seen […]

Reuters parent has $8 billion to spend

Thomson Reuters has an $8 billion war chest to spend on acquisitions and investments in artificial intelligence, according to chief executive Steve Hasker in an interview with the Financial Times. Daniel Thomas and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson of the FT report, “Hasker was clear, however: ‘Reuters is not for sale. Reuters is an integral part of our portfolio.’ “He […]

Reuters taps three for global race and justice team

Reuters race and justice editor Kat Stafford shared the following message with staff on Wednesday: Dear colleagues, I am thrilled to announce three appointments to the Global Race and Justice team. Together, the team will pursue new and ambitious projects with a view to producing agenda-setting coverage in the areas of race, identity and social […]

Reuters senior correspondent Pullella retiring after 40 years

Reuters senior correspondent Philip Pullella is retiring after more than 40 years at the news organization. He joined Reuters in October 1983. Most recently, he has been covering Italy and the Vatican and was the first U.S. reporter to interview a pope. Pullella covered the Vatican for United Press International before joining Reuters. He has […]

FT hires Lakshmi as Jakarta correspondent

The Financial Times has hired Anantha Lakshmi as its Jakarta correspondent. She previously was Reuters bureau chief of Malaysia and Brunei after moving to Kuala Lumpur as deputy bureau chief in 2016. Lakshmi distinguished herself in reporting on everything from the assassination of Kim Jong Nam to investigations of migrant deaths in detention and the […]

Insinna departs Reuters for Breaking Defense

Valerie Insinna will be rejoining Breaking Defense as senior reporter covering both Congress and the global business of defense. She will start March 4. Insinna comes back to Breaking Defense, where she previously covered military aviation and the Pentagon, after a year spent covering the commercial aviation sector for Reuters. She previously worked as the […]

Bloomberg hires Barbaglia as M&A reporter in London

Bloomberg News has hired Pamela Barbaglia to cover mergers and acquisitions in France and the Benelux region. She is based in London. Barbaglia previously was with Reuters Breakingviews as a columnist for the past year. Previously, Barbaglia worked as a senior correspondent covering European mergers and acquisitions, chief correspondent for EMEA deals and M&A editor for EMEA since […]

Reuters subsidiary launches cyber risk publication

The Insurer announced Friday the launch of Cyber Risk Insurer, a new publication for the cyber risk community. Cyber Risk Insurer will provide coverage of the growing cyber (re)insurance market. Coverage will span risk management, retail and wholesale distribution, cyber insurtech managing general agents, major incumbent carriers, reinsurance and capital markets, breach coaches and incident […]

Bernstein departs Reuters for Berkeleyside

Reuters journalist Sharon Bernstein has left the news service after 11 years to become interim managing editor of Berkeleyside, a nonprofit news organization. She has been a national reporter for Reuters based in California. Before joining Reuters in 2013, she was working for NBC4 in Los Angeles. Previously, her time at the Los Angeles Times included stints as a reporter […]