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Peter Finn appointed editor of International Investigations

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Announcement by Foreign Editor Doug Jehl

We are very pleased to announce that Peter Finn will become Editor-in-Chief for International Investigations, a new senior position aimed at elevating our ability to produce distinctive and meaningful international journalism.

As the highly accomplished leader of The Post’s national security team since 2013, Peter is the perfect person to launch this new role. It is a creative, proactive and highly collaborative editor with a proven track record of producing exceptional investigative work that outshines the competition, including the Snowden Documents, Russia Inquiry, Jamal Khashoggi Murder and in-depth examinations of the US war in Afghanistan and the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine. As part of Post teams, National Security staffers have won the Pulitzer Prize three times and been a finalist twice as an editor.

In this role, Peter will oversee a new team of correspondents based primarily outside the United States, with a focus on original, ambitious and penetrating journalism on key coverage areas of global significance. The creation of this role signals a commitment by The Post to expand its investigative journalism to tackle more international targets, building on this new team and The Post’s current team of international correspondents in 25 sites around the world.

As Editor-in-Chief for International Investigations, Peter will be part of Foreign, working alongside a visual business editor and in partnership with regional editors who retain primary responsibility for different parts of the world. Beyond overseas, Peter will work closely with the Visual Forensics team and coordinate closely with other newsroom teams including National Security, Investigations and Technology to create the reporting partnerships interdepartmental processes that are often necessary to produce the best investigative work possible. Coverage will focus on areas at the intersection of Washington and the world.

Before becoming National Security Editor, Peter was the Post’s bureau chief in Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow. He pioneered a new counter-terrorism movement after the 9/11 attacks and has reported from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, delivering a long series of reports exclusive. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for Journalism for his frontline reporting in Kosovo and the Peter Weitz Award from the German Marshall Fund for his reporting on al-Qaeda in Europe. He was also a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for international reporting on the Post teams for coverage of the war in Kosovo and coverage of the war in Afghanistan.

Peter is also the co-author and author of two books, “The Zhivago Affair” and “A Guest of the Reich”, and is the editor of three additional books, including two post-projects: “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and Subversion of American Democracy” by Greg Miller; and “The Mueller Report”. A third book, “Herbert Corey’s Great War: A Memoir of World War I by the American Reporter Who Saw It All”, which he co- edited, will appear next month.

Peter will begin his transition to his new role in the coming weeks, but will remain National Security Editor until a plan to succeed him is in place.