Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl, Worldviews Editor Max Rosenthal and South Asia, Africa and Canada Editor Jennifer Amur:
We’re happy to announce that Emily Rauhala, our newly-returned China correspondent, will take on a new role that includes significant responsibility for covering Canada, the country that is home to our single largest international audience.
This assignment is part of an evolving initiative that has already seen stepped-up coverage of Canada, with regular contributions from members of our Talent Network based in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. In her new role, Emily will travel regularly across Canada to illuminate people, places and the passions that shape a complicated relationship between the United States and its northern neighbor.
When she is not traveling, Emily will operate from a base in the Washington newsroom – a useful vantage point to take stock of U.S.-Canada ties that have turned much more volatile under President Trump on trade, immigration and climate change. She will be part of an expanded WorldViews team, whose blogposts and daily newsletter seek to distill what matters most from where Washington meets the world.
The role will mark a homecoming of sorts for Emily, a Canadian who grew up in Toronto and who began her career as a summer intern at the Ottawa Citizen. She has degrees in political science from Queen’s University, international relations from the University of Toronto, and journalism from Columbia University.
In her new perch, Emily will also weigh in for WorldViews on non-Canadian subjects, including Asia, where she spent the past decade as an editor and correspondent first for Time magazine and then, since 2015, as China correspondent for The Post.