Mary Louise Kelly will succeed Robert Siegel as host of NPR’s All Things Considered beginning January 17. While she was most recently NPR’s national security correspondent, Kelly started her radio career as a senior editor for All Things Considered.
Ahmed Al Omran, who previously covered the Middle East and Saudi Arabia for The Wall Street Journal, will now be covering the beat for The Financial Times. During his career, he has worked for NPR, launched the site Riyadh Bureau in his home country of Saudi Arabia, and published one of the most well-known blogs in the Middle East, Saudi Jeans.
Paul Sonne, who spent eight and a half years as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, most recently as a defense and foreign affairs reporter, is joining The Washington Post’s National staff to cover the Pentagon. He started his career as an intern at The New York Times and Associated Press bureaus in Moscow. Also leaving The Journal to join The Post’s National staff is Shane Harris, who will be covering the intelligence community. Most recently a senior writer and national security correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, Harris has also worked as a correspondent for The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The Washingtonian and National Journal.