The move to Berlin will inject Griff’s formidable talent into our coverage at the heart of Europe and add another layer to Griff’s deep base of knowledge. Since joining the Post in 2003, he has also served as bureau chief in Kabul, Islamabad, and Jerusalem; he was Middle East editor and then deputy foreign editor; and he spent a semester on a teaching fellowship at Princeton, his alma mater.
From his base in Berlin, Griff will work closely with Michael Birnbaum, bureau chief in the brand-new Brussels operation and with his own successor in London. Our Europe team also includes correspondents Jake McAuley in Paris and Karla Adam in London, as well as Rick Noack, who contributes to WorldViews from the U.K. and all over the Continent.
Griff will succeed Tony Faiola, who is leaving Berlin next summer to take over coverage of South America and the Caribbean. Griff will take up his new duties in early August 2017, after another 11 months covering Europe from the northwestern side of the widening English Channel.