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Washington Post makes three new hires for Seoul hub

July 13, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Andrew Jeong, Bryan Pietsch and Rachel    Pannett

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl, deputy foreign editor Eva Rodriguez and seoul hub editor Kendra Nichols:

Andrew Jeong

Andrew comes to us from the Wall Street Journal where he was a Seoul-based correspondent, focusing on North Korea. He had worked previously as a reporter for the Korea Herald and the Acuris group, focusing on regulatory affairs. He is a graduate of  Cornell University, with a double-major in history and economics. In moving to The Post, Andrew will have an easy relocation; his current office is in the same flexible workspace as the Seoul hub’s location. He starts work Aug. 2.

Rachel Pannett

Rachel joined The Post earlier this year after more than a decade with the Wall Street Journal, where she was deputy bureau chief for Australia and New Zealand. She has been based in Sydney, acting as our correspondent in the region on an interim basis until Mike Miller could take the reins as bureau chief. Rachel started as a journalist in her native New Zealand and has reported from around the world. She is a graduate of Massey University, with a B.A. in social anthropology and journalism. Rachel lives in Sydney with her husband and two school-age boys, and she will remain in Australia while working as a member of the Seoul-based team. She began her new duties on July 8.

Bryan Pietsch

Bryan is a versatile and energetic journalist who has spent the last year covering breaking news for The New York Times as a member of the 2020-2021 fellowship class. With The Times’s newsroom closed for the pandemic, Bryan was based in Denver as a general assignment reporter for The Times’s Express Desk. Bryan previously reported for Business Insider in New York and Reuters in Washington. Bryan starts work in the Seoul hub July 12.

 

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