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WaPo’s Lally and NJ’s Englund to Moscow

Kathy Lally who was previously headed to the Middle East to cover Baghdad for WaPo is instead taking the role of Moscow bureau chief for the paper. She’ll be joined by National Journal‘s Will Englund who will cover Russia on contract for the Post beginning in October. This change in plans leaves an open spot for a Baghdad correspondent. The memo from Doug Jehl and Kevin Sullivan announcing the changes below:

We’re thrilled to announce that Kathy Lally, who had been bound for Baghdad, has agreed instead to become our next Moscow bureau chief. Her rerouting will install one of our most experienced and thoughtful Russia hands in this crucial post.

The tour in Russia will be Kathy’s third; she was there twice for the Baltimore Sun, beginning in 1991, before the breakup of the Soviet Union. (Her second tour ended as Vladimir Putin was consolidating his power after Boris Yeltsin bequeathed him the presidency.) She later become the deputy foreign editor at the Sun, moved to the Post in 2004 for a short fill-in on Outlook, and joined Financial as a deputy financial editor in 2005.

Kathy’s long experience in Russia will bring depth, perspective and authority to our coverage. She also brings judgment, insight and clarity to her work, along with a capacity to be intrepid, patient and wise. These qualities make her ideally suited to capture what promises to be a critical period in the complicated relationship between Russia, its former republics and the West.

Kathy is winding up her work on Financial, and we expect her to head to Moscow in early September. She’ll be joined there in October by her husband, Will Englund, her co-bureau chief in Moscow for the Sun, who will help to cover Russia on contract for the Post, after he finishes a tour as White House correspondent for the National Journal. Will is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a terrific writer and thinker; both Kathy and Will speak rusty but conversational Russian. We are lucky to have them both joining the foreign team.

The change means that we are once again searching for a new Baghdad correspondent for a one-year tour beginning this fall. We’re seeking a proven correspondent who can help our readers understand what the United States is leaving behind as it winds down a seven-year intervention in the heart of the Arab world. An ideal candidate would bring previous experience in Iraq along with a demonstrated capacity to write clearly about complicated subjects and to deliver high-impact news and enterprise stories on a major beat. Interested candidates should contact Doug Jehl, Kevin Sullivan or Peter Perl by July 19.

Doug and Kevin

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NYT‘s Dwyer to Bloomberg, Second Top Editor to Recently Leave

Paula Dwyer is leaving the NYT‘s Washington Bureau for Bloomberg.

At Bloomberg, Dwyer will be a senior economics editor. She’s been in Washington for the Times- and previously Business Week- editing health care and economic news. FBDC points out she’s the second top Times editor to leave the bureau, following Doug Jehl‘s departure to WaPo this summer.

WaPo Taps NYT‘s Doug Jehl for Foreign Editor Post

WaPo has snagged Doug Jehl to replace David Hoffman as Foreign editor. Jehl is currently the deputy Washington bureau chief for NYT.

Internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC below:

We’re pleased to announce that, after an intensive search, we are naming Doug Jehl to the post of Foreign Editor, replacing the irreplaceable David Hoffman when he steps down at the end of the month. Doug comes to us from the New York Times, where he is a deputy Washington bureau chief overseeing national security issues. Last year, he led members of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for coverage of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Doug has a deep knowledge of both intelligence, military and terrorism issues, but also has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent. He has spent much of his career reporting from the Middle East and on terrorism around the world. He was among a team from the New York Times that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for his reporting from Saudi Arabia during the months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Doug began his career at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered two
presidential campaigns, the environment, the war on drugs, and was a White House correspondent from 1991 to 1993. He has also been in the trenches for numerous, defining conflicts, from Panama to the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Israel, Lebanon, as well as Afghanistan during the early stages of the war.

We believe Doug will bring intellect, creativity and breadth to our foreign report, whether we’re aggressively pursuing news or staking out key areas of enterprise. Kevin Sulllivan will be a key partner of Doug’s in leading the staff, bringing his extensive knowledge of The Washington Post and our correspondents in the field, earned from his own successful tours in Tokyo, Mexico and London.

Our commitment to foreign news is unwavering and we hope our new team will help this talented staff flourish and distinguish itself in coming years.

Doug will join us at the end of the month, and have a brief overlap to learn the ropes from David, before he transitions into a new role as contributing editor to The Post.

Marcus Liz