Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl, Deputy Foreign Editor Jennifer Amur, Interim Deputy Foreign Editor Susan Levin and London Hub Editor Sara Sorcher:
We are very happy to announce that Leo Sands will join The Post as a breaking news reporter and editor at our hub in London.
Leo will be part of a rapidly expanding team that covers the most urgent and interesting stories that break anywhere in the world during the European day. The London hub is part of an around-the-clock relay in which responsibilities are handed off from Seoul to London to Washington to deliver timely, quality coverage to our global audience 24 hours a day.
These breaking news hubs have become integral to The Post’s newsroom since their launch a year ago. Leo joins us as part of an expansion under which the London and Seoul operations will grow by 40 percent this year, to 14 full-time staffers in each location. Leo will work primarily as a reporter but will occasionally shift into an editing role.
Leo is a senior journalist on the world desk of the BBC News website, based in London, where he commissions, edits and writes breaking news and quick-turn explanatory stories. He also devises plans for global-news coverage, uses audience data to curate the BBC’s multiple global-facing homepages and takes charge of non-U.K. stories published on the BBC site during overnight hours.
Before pivoting to the BBC’s digital arm, Leo was part of its television team. He worked as a producer on multiple news shows, including “Beyond 100 Days,” a prime-time evening broadcast that was anchored by Katty Kay that covered U.S. and U.K. news. Leo’s work included multiple stints in Washington, including a three-month assignment during the U.S. election campaign in 2020. Leo also reported and produced “Jobfished,” a 45-minute BBC News television investigative documentary exposing a fake London company that successfully duped 52 people around the world into working remotely during lockdown.
Leo is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, with a BA in history and an MPhil in American history. He speaks French. He will start on Oct. 10.
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