Selam Gebrekidan, who has been a global enterprise reporter for Reuters based in London, is joining The International Desk at The New York Times. She’ll continue to be based in London. Also joining The International Desk as an investigative reporter is Michael Schwirtz, who will be based at the United Nations. Schwirtz started his career at The Times as a researcher in the Moscow Bureau and has gone on to do award-winning investigative work in Metro.
In other New York Times appointments, Ali Watkins will be joining the paper later this month to cover national security. She currently covers intelligence and national security for Politico. Watkins began her career as an intern at McClatchy and also covered national security for The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed prior to Politico.