‘NY Times’ Reporter John Burns to Head London Bureau

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By: Joe Strupp

John Burns of The New York Times, one of the paper’s most respected correspondents and a key reporter in the paper’s Baghdad bureau, is expected to become chief of the Times’ London bureau later this year.

C-SPAN, in an e-mail release first posted on the Poynter.org Romenesko site, revealed that Burns mentioned the change of assignment during an interview set to be aired on Sunday.

“In an interview taped today for C-SPAN’s ‘Q & A’ program, Brian Lamb asked New York Times Baghdad correspondent John Burns what his plans would be after Baghdad,” the release stated. “Burns said he’d remain in Baghdad until mid-summer before moving to London to become bureau chief, having just confirmed the plans with Times editor Bill Keller.”

The interview will be broadcast Sunday at 8 pm/11 pm ET and is available online.


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