The Washington Post adds to its London hub
The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl, deputy foreign editor Eva Rodriguez, director of global live news Josh du Lac, and London hub editor Sara Sorcher:
We’re very pleased to announce that Helier Cheung will join The Post to become a breaking-news editor at our hub in London. Helier will partner with Sara Sorcher, the London hub editor, in launching a team that is playing a key role in our global expansion. Helier is a high-velocity, digitally savvy journalist with nine years of experience as a news editor, reporter and writer for BBC News Online in London, Singapore and Washington.
She has also worked as the BBC’s Hong Kong correspondent. In her current role, based in London, she helps lead a team of journalists on the BBC’s international website. Helier is a graduate of University College London, where she received an arts and humanities scholarship and was awarded a B.A. in English. Helier will start work on Aug. 16 after completing parental leave.
We’re thrilled to announce that Jennifer Hassan will devote her formidable breaking-news skills to our new hub in London, formalizing a transition that has already seen her move from the audience team to a full-time reporting role. Jen is a high-energy and enthusiastic journalist who has demonstrated a well-honed knack during her five years at The Post for spotting stories people want to read.
Jen, who joined The Post in 2016, began her career as a U.K. social editor for the Daily Mail; she also worked as a global community manager for Viber, honing her knowledge of social-media platforms. She is a graduate of Brunel University, with a B.A. in English. She will be a founding member of the hub when it begins operations next month.
We’re very pleased to announce that Ellen Francis will join The Post to become a breaking-news reporter at our hub in London, joining a team that will play a key role in our global expansion. She has served most recently as Reuters’s deputy bureau chief in Beirut. Her previous work for Reuters included four years as a Beirut-based correspondent. She has also reported from Jordan, Egypt and Japan, and was among the finalists for the Reuters Journalists of the Year awards in 2020.
Ellen grew up in Lebanon, spent some time in Canada, and is a graduate of the American University in Beirut, with a degree in civil engineering, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Ellen will start work in London on Aug. 16 after relocating from Beirut.
We’re very pleased to announce that Adela Suliman will join The Post to become a breaking-news reporter at our hub in London, joining a team that will play a key role in our global expansion. She began her journalism career at Al Jazeera in Doha before joining the Reuters news agency in London and later the Thomson Reuters Foundation, where she covered humanitarian and climate change news. She has spent the last year on NBC News’s digital team in London covering breaking world news for an American audience. Adela has worked closely with NBC’s foreign bureaus and correspondents as well as multimedia, social-news gathering and platform teams.
Adela is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with a degree in law, and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Adela will start work in London in July.