Will Englund, Sylvester Monroe join Foreign staff as editors

August 6

Announcements from Douglas Jehl, foreign editor, and Karin Brulliard, deputy editor:

We’re very happy to announce that Will Englund, who recently wrapped up a successful tour in our Moscow bureau, will become East Asia and Americas editor on the foreign desk.

Will’s gifts as a correspondent and editor have been evident throughout his accomplished career. At the Baltimore Sun, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for investigative reporting, served twice as a Moscow correspondent, and served for five years as deputy editorial page editor. He was a White House correspondent for the National Journal before returning to Russia in 2010 for the Post when his wife, Kathy Lally, became bureau chief.

Will is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Scotland. He will join the foreign desk on Aug. 18.

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We’re very happy to announce that Sylvester Monroe is joining The Post and will become Foreign’s Europe and South Asia editor.

Sylvester has distinguished himself over an impressive career as a correspondent and editor. He was a correspondent in Boston, Chicago and Washington for Newsweek, then moved to Time magazine, where he was a national correspondent in Los Angeles and bureau chief in Atlanta. He was later a deputy managing editor at the San Jose Mercury News, overseeing national, foreign and technology coverage, and was a weekend National/Foreign editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was a senior editor at Ebony magazine and has also worked as a freelance editor at American Public Radio’s Marketplace.

Sylvester was born in Mississippi, grew up in Chicago’s housing projects, and graduated from St. George’s School and Harvard University. He is the author of “Brothers, Black and Poor: A True Story of Courage and Survival,” an account of his own journey and those of 11 childhood friends.

Sylvester will join the foreign desk on Aug. 25.

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