Washington Post business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and corporate accountability editor Ziva Branstetter sent out the following announcement on Friday:
We are thrilled to announce that Doug MacMillan will be joining The Post’s Business staff as a corporate accountability reporter.
Doug brings a wealth of knowledge about complex business investigations and a demonstrated ability to stay ahead of the competition. He spent the last five years at The Wall Street Journal covering Google, Uber and other technology giants. His dogged reporting on Google uncovered privacy lapses, including how the company allowed hundreds of outside software developers to scan the email of millions of Gmail users. His reporting was cited by members of Congress at a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing last month. He also was part of the team that received the 2015 Scripps Howard Award for Business/Economics Reporting for a series of stories exposing new risks in private tech investing.In 2017, he completed the Knight-Bagehot fellowship at Columbia University, where he taught a writing class to business school students and developed a very useful affection for spreadsheets. He has lived in San Francisco since 2010, previously covering tech for Bloomberg and Businessweek.
A lifelong music lover, Doug began his career as an intern at Rolling Stone, where he spent much of his time transcribing taped interviews with rock stars. He has played drums and percussion in David Bowie and Prince tribute bands, symphony orchestras, marching bands, a blues band and, most recently, a punk rock group called Space Force ’77.
Doug will start in the San Francisco bureau and plans to move to D.C. in March with his wife-to-be, Nathalie Nuta, a digital marketing consultant. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English literature and was raised in Dayton, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Please join us in welcoming him to the newsroom when he arrives for orientation Jan. 28.