Announcement from Director of Video Micah Gelman, Deputy Director of Video Phoebe Connelly and Senior Video Producer Peter Stevenson:

We are happy to announce that Zach Purser-Brown is joining the video department as a politics editor, where he will cover the 2020 campaign, Capitol Hill and how Washington policy shapes our daily lives. Zach was most recently at Sky News in London, where he served as a senior political producer covering UK politics and Brexit.

At Sky, Zach produced an in-depth series of Brexit explainers titled ‘Brexit Forensics,’ and ran coverage of Sky’s “Election truck” during the 2017 general election. Prior to Sky, Zach was producer for the BBC’s flagship program, Newsnight. He’s also written for The Guardian and other UK publications.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, with a bachelor’s in middle eastern studies, Zach studied and lived in China, Iran and Syria. He originally hails from Manchester, England, and is a lifelong Red – a fact that surely won’t be held against him by his new boss, Peter Stevenson, who is an Arsenal fan.

Zach lives in Northwest Washington with his wife Emily, the Washington bureau chief for Sky News. Please join us in welcoming Zach on Sept. 9.