Victoria Bisset named London hub breaking news reporter for The Washington Post

The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)
The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

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 Victoria Bisset will join The Post as a breaking news reporter at our hub in London.

Vicky 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.

The London and Seoul breaking news hubs have become integral to The Post’s newsroom since their launch a year ago. Vicky joins us as part of an expansion that will see both operations grow by 40 percent this year, to 14 full-time staffers in each city.

Vicky is a talented linguist and skilled digital journalist who spent six years covering global news for the BBC before returning to university last year for graduate studies. Her byline will be familiar to our readers; as a contributing reporter on the London hub this year, she demonstrated her speed, versatility and eye for interesting tales as part of the team that produced The Post’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine.

Vicky began her career covering the Middle East and North Africa for BBC Monitoring, then moved to BBC News to become a journalist on the World desk. She covered the pandemic and the 2020 U.S. elections, and she also spent time on the Europe desk covering stories from around the continent.

Vicky is a graduate of King’s College, Cambridge, with a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern studies. She will soon complete an MA in South Asian studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She speaks advanced Arabic, French and German, as well as intermediate Persian and Spanish. She starts Oct. 10.


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here