Announcement from Business Editor David Cho, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb and Technology Editor Christina Passariello:
We are thrilled to announce that Mark Seibel will be The Washington Post’s new technology policy editor.
Mark will help supervise our expanding coverage of technology, focusing on the intersection between tech companies and government regulation, privacy and election security.
Mark joins us from BuzzFeed News, where he was the national security editor. He arrives with a reputation for aggressive, forward-looking news coverage. His journalistic accomplishments include directing reporting efforts that have won three Pulitzer Prizes, three George Polk awards and three Overseas Press Club awards. At BuzzFeed, his staff stretched from Brussels to San Francisco, covering topics from cybersecurity, election integrity and Russian election interference to immigration and European terrorism. His reporters were the first to highlight the caravan movement that drove much of the administration’s immigration policy this past year.
Before coming to BuzzFeed, Mark was chief of correspondents in the McClatchy Washington Bureau, served as managing editor of that bureau’s website, and was managing editor for international, where he directed reporters in nearly every time zone. He joined the bureau after 19 years at The Miami Herald, where he served as foreign editor, director of international operations and managing editor for news. He studied Russian during his year as a Nieman fellow. He also has worked at the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury and the Dallas Morning News.
Mark grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he earned a degree in journalism. His most enduring journalism memory is being the only American present for the post-mortem examination of Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated while saying Mass in 1980.
Mark will be based in Washington. Please welcome him when he arrives in the newsroom Feb. 25.