Chico Harlan is the Rome bureau chief for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2008, first covering the Washington Nationals baseball team and then spending four years as the paper’s East Asia bureau chief, focusing on Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Before moving to Europe, Harlan covered economic issues and spent a year on The Post’s national enterprise team. Harlan worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Telegraph, in Sydney, prior to coming to The Post. He grew up in Pittsburgh.