Washington Post national economy and business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb and digital editor Michelle Williams sent out the following announcement:
We are thrilled to announce that Hamza Shaban will join The Washington Post as a reporter on The Switch. He brings sharp creative thinking – and deep knowledge of how government works – to a critical role on our tech team.
Hamza comes to us from Buzzfeed, where he has covered tech policy for the past two years, writing about antitrust, free speech, surveillance, cybersecurity and the tension between privacy and security interests. As a contributor to The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Slate, he has produced insightful pieces on the history of the microchip, the unseen world of commodity trading and Google’s struggles with consumer protection.
Hamza hails from Florida, growing up in a family that often debated Egyptian politics at the dinner table. He spent six years as a paralegal specialist in the tax division of the Department of Justice, where he realized that journalism was his true calling. He got his BA from the University of Virginia.
He will begin May 22. Please join us in welcoming him