Politico promotes Yearwood to global news editor
Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Washington and politics at Politico, sent out the following on Thursday:
Great news: John Yearwood is taking on a new role as Global News Editor on the World/National Security team.
John arrived at POLITICO in late 2019 and quickly distinguished himself as deputy editor on the Trade & Agriculture team. He was also a key partner in the launch of the Global Translations newsletter, and has been the lead editor of the China Watcher newsletter. We’re thrilled to put John’s deep knowledge of the global landscape, keen edits, and smart assignment ideas to use on this expanding team.
John spent almost 13 years at the Miami Herald as the world editor. His coordination of the Herald’s Haiti earthquake coverage contributed to the newspaper being named a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. He also held the post of national/international editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas and before that spent 10 years as senior staff writer with the Dallas Morning News. Before joining our newsroom, John ran his own consultancy firm specializing in emerging markets. He is a former treasurer of the National Association of Black Journalists and executive board chair of the International Press Institute in Vienna, Austria.
As Global News Editor, John will work closely with Ben Pauker to grow POLITICO’s global and national security coverage, with a mission to drive the global conversation on politics and policy and ensure deeper collaboration among our reporters in the U.S., Europe, Canada and beyond.
In service of that goal, we decided it was time to bring Sue Allan, our Ottawa team and their smart coverage of Canada politics and policy into the World/National Security pod. Both teams will benefit from being more deeply integrated as we aim to connect dots more consistently across geographies, and serve an important subscriber audience that comes to us for in-depth reporting on Ottawa and U.S-Canada relations. We’re grateful to Angela Greiling Keane and Ryan Hutchins for most recently overseeing our Canada team as we built up this new capacity to narrate the global story as only POLITICO can.
Please join us in congratulating John on his new role in the newsroom.