Announcement from Foreign Editor Doug Jehl, Foreign Deputy Editor Eva Rodriguez and Baghdad Bureau Chief Tamer El-Ghobashy:

We’re happy to announce that Miriam Berger will join The Washington Post as a staff writer, part of Foreign’s newsroom-based team whose work adds speed and depth to our on-the-ground coverage from nearly 30 correspondents around the world.

Miriam is an accomplished freelancer who has reported widely from across the Middle East. She is currently based in Jerusalem, and has written for The Post and other publications, including BuzzFeed News, Reuters, the Associated Press and The New York Times. She began her career as a full-time reporter for BuzzFeed News in New York.

Miriam is also a skilled linguist; she speaks Arabic and Hebrew and has studied Farsi (in Tajikistan!). She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Oxford University, where she earned a master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, and was a Fulbright research fellow in Cairo. She will start in the newsroom on Oct. 7, after relocating from Israel.