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Jamie Ross to join The Washington Post as a writer for “The 7”

WASHINGTON DC, MAY 24: The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Announcement from Head of Mobile Strategy Coleen O’Lear and The 7 Assignment Editor John Taylor:

We are thrilled to announce that Jamie Ross will join The Washington Post as a writer for The 7, our morning briefing.

Jamie will join Tess Homan in researching and writing the daily briefing and newsletter from his base in Edinburgh. It’s an assignment he’s familiar with: For the past four years, Jamie was a news correspondent for the Daily Beast and the lead writer for the Cheat Sheet, which won the Digiday Award for Best Email Newsletter in 2018.

Before joining the Daily Beast in 2018, Jamie worked as a reporter covering British politics and as a Scotland correspondent for BuzzFeed News — a time that coincided with two general elections, the Scottish independence referendum and the Brexit vote. Jamie worked at BBC News in Glasgow in the lead-up to the Scottish independence referendum, working on social media and writing features and breaking news while getting his BBC Academy training.

Jamie is originally from Kinross, a small town in central Scotland where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned before she escaped in 1568. He enjoys walking his dog, Martha, around Edinburgh’s parks and historical sites, and follows — as he puts it — “the mixed fortunes” of Celtic Football Club and the Scottish national team.

Please join us in welcoming Jamie to The Post. He starts March 21.