Announcement from Business Editor David Cho, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb, and Technology Editor Christina Passariello:
We are thrilled to announce that Greg Bensinger will join The Washington Post as our new artificial intelligence and algorithms reporter.
As a member of our expanding technology team in San Francisco, Greg will cover the many ways Google and other powerful tech companies use artificial intelligence and algorithms to influence what we buy, where we live and with whom we work.
Greg spent nearly the past eight years with The Wall Street Journal covering a range of topics, including the evolving workplace culture in Silicon Valley, the region’s influential venture capital firms, and how Uber, Lyft and Airbnb are making themselves vital parts of the new economy. Previously, Greg covered e-commerce for the Journal, tracking Amazon’s rise in retail, advertising and publishing.
He spent six years at Bloomberg News writing about Chrysler and GM’s precipitous slides into bankruptcy, as well as the print media’s struggles to cope with declining advertising sales. He also covered major wireless networks, tracking labor strife and the introduction of 4G networks.
Greg holds a degree in English from the University of Virginia and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.
Greg, a Seattle native, cut his teeth in journalism writing for his high school newspaper and remains faithful to the Seahawks and, bafflingly, the Mariners. He lives in San Francisco’s Ingleside neighborhood with his wife and two children.
Greg will start March 25. He will be in the newsroom that week, so please stop by and welcome him.