Guardian US Selects West Coast Bureau Team

Merope Mills and Paul Lewis are relocating to head up paper's new San Francisco bureau.

There has been no shortage of Guardian US news this summer. The American side of the paper has recently announced plans for a news innovation lab, welcomed a new editor and added its first L.A.-based entertainment writer.

Today, editor in chief Katharine Viner announced three more major moves, two of them involving a new West Coast bureau being set up in San Francisco. Executive editor Merope Mills (pictured) will relocate to the Bay Area from London to serve as West Coast editor of Guardian US, while Washington correspondent Paul Lewis is also making the move there, where he will work as Guardian US West Coast bureau chief.

A Guardian spokesperson tells FishbowlNY that Jemima Kiss is also joining the West Coast bureau later this month. As head of technology, she will lead coverage of “tech trends, gadgets, gaming and startups.”

Mills has been with the paper for more than a decade. Prior to becoming executive editor in January 2014, she worked as Saturday editor, with Weekend magazine and as an editor of film and music. During her time at the University of Manchester in the late 1990s, she was editor of the student newspaper.

The Guardian also announced today that Christian Bennett, head of video for Guardian US, has been promoted to global head of video and audio. He will relocate to London.

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[Photo courtesy: The Guardian]