WaPo memo naming Tony Faiola as new London bureau chief below:
We are pleased to announce that Anthony Faiola will become our new bureau chief in London, succeeding Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan. Tony’s high-flying journalism about the economic crisis in recent months will serve him well when he lands in a Britain that is looking a lot like the moribund pre-Thatcher days. His feature writing skills, versatility, curiosity and energy will be in constant demand as he grapples with a beat that zeros in on the Queen’s butler one moment, terrorism the next, and the Libor after tea.
As Tony has put it, his specialty is the societal telescope, the spy glasses for readers. In two previous tours abroad, Tony was a master at finding that anecdote or special moment that opens a window on the larger truth. Tony began his career at the Post in 1994, when he joined the Financial staff. He then spent more than five years as Buenos Aires correspondent, followed by tours in Tokyo and New York. Before coming to the Post, he worked as a financial writer and government reporter at The Miami Herald.
We hope to see Tony on station by Labor Day.