Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl and Deputy Foreign Editor Mary Beth Sheridan:
Gerry began his career at the New York Times, where he was a James Reston reporting fellow in New York. He covered politics and government for the Bay Citizen in San Francisco when that organization was producing a Bay Area section for The Times. He joined Reuters to cover Silicon Valley, then moved to China as technology correspondent, covering cybersecurity and the impact of China’s policies on companies like Apple, IBM and Huawei. He has worked for the AP since 2015, traveling extensively in China and beyond and covering domestic politics, society, law and human rights.
Gerry was born in the Bay Area and is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied economics and Japanese. He also speaks conversational Spanish.
In moving to The Post, Gerry will join bureau chief Anna Fifield in our two-correspondent operation in Beijing. He will succeed Emily Rauhala, who is moving to Washington this fall as part of a Foreign desk initiative. Gerry will start work in the newsroom on Sept. 4; he’ll return to Beijing after training, orientation and the requisite visa approval by the Chinese authorities.