Mary Beth Sheridan named Mexico City bureau chief at The Washington Post

Mary Beth Sheridan
Mary Beth Sheridan

Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl and Deputy Foreign Editor Jennifer Amur:

We’re thrilled to announce a new role on the foreign desk for Mary Beth Sheridan.

Mary Beth will become Mexico City bureau chief this spring. With her deep experience as a foreign correspondent and editor, including multiple tours in Mexico, Mary Beth has delivered prize-winning coverage of the country and its fragile security picture since she returned there as a correspondent in 2018.

In more than four years in Mexico, Mary Beth and outgoing Mexico City bureau chief Kevin have collaborated to produce a powerful run of eye-opening work, including “Losing Control,” the five-part series about the deterioration of security in Mexico that won the 2020 Overseas Press Club’s Bob Considine award for best interpretation of international affairs. Over the past year, their courageous reporting on Mexico’s role in the drug trade was central to “Cartel Rx,” the seven-part cross-departmental series on the failure of the United States and Mexico to counter the scourge of fentanyl. Individually, Mary Beth has also produced illuminating work, including a report on Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose growing power is testing the country’s fragile democracy.

Mary Beth is a winner of Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize for distinguished reporting on Latin America, recognizing a career that has also included assignments in Bogotá, Colombia, for the Miami Herald and Mexico City for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining The Post in 2001, she has covered diplomacy, homeland security and immigration; from 2014 to 2018, she served as The Post’s deputy foreign editor, playing a key role in running day-to-day coverage of the world. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia and speaks Spanish fluently.

Please congratulate Mary Beth on her new role, which begins April 17.


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