NYT Names East Africa Bureau Chief
The New York Times has named Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura as their East Africa Bureau Chief. In her new post, she’ll cover a wide array of countries including the Sudan, Congo, and Tanzania, among others. De Freytas-Tamura most recently served as a Staff Writer for the NYT in London -- where she was born and raised -- and covered a range of topics including Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the referendum to repeal the abortion ban in Ireland and their complicated history with the Catholic Church, the Paris terrorist attacks, and more. Prior to joining The Times, de Freytas-Tamura was a Business and Economics Reporter for the BBC, and before that, was an Emerging Markets Reporter for The Financial Times. The University of Pennsylvania graduate, who also has a Master’s from City University in London, began her career as a Reporter for Agence France-Presse. More here.