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Announcement from Overseas Editor Douglas Jehl, Deputy Overseas Editor Jennifer Amur, Senior Editor for Worldwide Investigations Peter Finn and Sports activities Editor Matthew Vita:
We’re thrilled to announce a brand new position on the international desk for Kevin Sieff.
Kevin will tackle a brand new project as a global investigative correspondent specializing in sports activities. As Mexico Metropolis bureau chief since 2018, and as bureau chief in Kabul and Nairobi earlier than that, Kevin has distinguished himself as one among The Put up’s most inventive and bold storytellers. We’re excited to see him discover the world via the prism of sports activities, illuminating how cash, energy and personalities ignite such world ardour.
Kevin has collaborated with fellow Mexico-based correspondent Mary Beth Sheridan to provide a robust run of eye-opening work, together with “Dropping Management,” the five-part sequence concerning the deterioration of safety in Mexico that gained the 2020 Abroad Press Membership’s Bob Considine award for greatest interpretation of worldwide affairs. Over the previous yr, their brave reporting on Mexico’s position within the drug commerce was central to “Cartel Rx,” the seven-part cross-departmental sequence on the failure of america and Mexico to counter the scourge of fentanyl. Individually, he has additionally produced excellent work, comparable to his immersive reporting, in textual content and audio, on the aching toll of Trump-era household separations and the absurdist world of Mexican bounty hunters competing to trace down U.S. fugitives.
Kevin, along with his reporting from Afghanistan, Africa and Mexico, has demonstrated exceptional versatility, tenacity and initiative. A marathoner, he spent two grueling days working alongside one among Mexico’s biggest athletes, Germán Silva, because the two-time New York Metropolis Marathon champion ran the size of his nation to showcase its magnificence and variety. (Kevin has known as this one among his favourite tales ever.) It was Kevin who proposed this new project protecting sports activities, in order that he can use his investigative and narrative expertise to carry higher accountability to the athletes, federations and different energy brokers that dominate worldwide sport.
Kevin earned a bachelor’s diploma in worldwide relations and comparative literature from Brown College and is one long-postponed examination away from a grasp’s diploma in worldwide relations from the Johns Hopkins Faculty of Superior Worldwide Research. He speaks Spanish and is studying French.
In his new position, Kevin might be a part of the group headed by Peter Finn, the senior editor for worldwide investigations. Peter and Kevin will coordinate with Joe Tone and different editors in Sports activities as we broaden the scope and ambition of our investigative efforts. Kevin will stay in Mexico via the tip of 2023 earlier than shifting to a brand new worldwide location.
Please congratulate Kevin on his new position, which begins April 17.