Announcement from Business Editor David Cho, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb and Technology Editor Christina Passariello:

We are thrilled to announce that Jay Greene will be The Washington Post’s new technology reporter in Seattle.

As part of our expanding coverage of technology, Jay will examine how the Pacific Northwest has emerged as a major hub for cloud computing, automation and other innovations. He’ll focus primarily on Amazon, as it presses into almost every arena of commerce, and Microsoft, which has made a remarkable comeback from years of legal and regulatory challenges to emerge as a leader in cloud computing. And he’ll cover the consequences of the prosperity bombs big tech companies have set off in the region.

Jay has worked as a journalist in Seattle for 21 years, the last three at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered Microsoft and the cloud-computing businesses at Amazon and Google. He spent 10 years as the Seattle bureau chief for BusinessWeek magazine and has covered Amazon and Microsoft for The Seattle Times. He also worked as an investigative reporter for the tech news site CNET.

Jay has chronicled Amazon’s growth strategy that often pits it against partners. He has covered the legal and cultural challenges it faced as it expanded in Europe. And he has reported on the new generation of Microsoft executives who have revitalized the company by chasing emerging markets rather than feeding off its legacy businesses.

Jay was awarded a McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism from City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism. And he wrote Design Is How It Works, a book on design and innovation. Jay has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Macalester College.

An avid skier and cyclist, Jay takes advantage as often as he can of the natural bounty the Pacific Northwest offers. He and his wife have two sons.

Jay will start May 13 and be in the newsroom for a week, so please stop by and welcome him then