James Graff joins The Washington Post’s Business staff as tech policy editor


Announcement from Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Sandhya Somashekhar, Enterprise and Investigations Technology Editor Alexis Sobel Fitts and Corporate and Personal Tech Editor Yun-Hee Kim:

We are thrilled to announce that James Graff is joining The Post’s Business staff as Tech Policy Editor, helping to drive coverage of efforts in Washington, state capitals and nations throughout the world to regulate an industry that increasingly dominates all facets of society.

James — who also goes by Jamie — most recently headed the justice and judiciary team in the Wall Street Journal’s DC bureau, where he shepherded such projects as an annotated video report on Trump’s speech at the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021; a look at how political divisions over the subsequent attack on the U.S. Capitol carried over into the FBI; and an account of how antiabortion groups use cellphone data to target ads at visitors to Planned Parenthood clinics. His team also produced deep analyses of arguments in crucial Supreme Court cases and antitrust investigations into Google and Amazon.

Before joining the Journal’s world desk in New York in 2014, Jamie was executive editor of The Week, a news magazine with editions in the U.K., the U.S. and Australia. Before that, he was a longtime editor and bureau chief for Time, with postings in Ottawa, Vienna, Chicago, Brussels, Paris and London. Among Jamie’s most memorable assignments were the siege of Sarajevo, the birth of the Euro and a story that exposed how French authorities badly mismanaged the priceless legacy of the Lascaux Caves.

A Kentuckian who grew up in Cleveland, Jamie has a BA in the humanities from the University of Chicago and studied history at the University of Munich. He lives with his wife in Washington and is a keen cyclist and piano player.

Please join us in welcoming Jamie to The Post. His first day is July 8.


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