Announcement from National News Editor Steven Ginsberg and Deputy National News Editor Lori Montgomery:
We are very excited to announce that Griff Witte will be joining the National staff after a long and highly successful run of foreign assignments.
Griff will play a similar role stateside, joining Team America and traveling the country to help tell the most urgent stories of our time. Griff will focus on how the changing nature of Washington is affecting government decision-making across the country and placing strains on democratic norms.
Griff joined The Post in 2003 as a Metro intern and worked as a reporter on the Business staff before joining Foreign. He has served as bureau chief in Kabul, Islamabad, Jerusalem, London and Berlin. Reporting from more than 30 countries, he has covered wars, elections, uprisings, revolutions, disasters both natural and man-made as well as everyday life. He has been honored by the National Press Foundation for his coverage of Europe’s refugee crisis, by the Overseas Press Club for his reporting on terrorism and with the Publisher’s Award for his dispatches on Brexit.
In between reporting stints, Griff was an editor on the Foreign desk for nearly five years, including three as deputy Foreign editor. Before joining The Post, Griff was a reporter for The Miami Herald. He also served as the researcher for Steve Coll’s Pulitzer-winning book, Ghost Wars.
A New York native and a graduate of Princeton, Griff has taught courses on foreign correspondence at Princeton and Georgetown. He lives in Berlin with his wife, Emily Bliss, a children’s book author. They have two young daughters, a dog and a cat. All are looking forward to the return voyage to Washington this summer.