I’m happy to announce that Susannah George is joining the Washington bureau next month as an intelligence reporter on our national security team.
Susannah’s award-winning work will be familiar to many of you. Since joining AP in 2015, she’s been at the helm of our Baghdad bureau. She’s led coverage of the anti-Islamic State operations, reporting from embeds with Iraqi and American forces, camps for families displaced by the conflict and recently liberated towns and villages. She was a member of the team of journalists who won the Overseas Press Club award this year for coverage of the Islamic State and the fight for Mosul. Her Mosul coverage was also part of a larger body of work named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year. Susannah rounded out her time in Iraq by being named a 2018 Livingston Award finalist in international reporting.Susannah has spent much of her career overseas, covering conflict in Gaza, the NATO bombing campaign in Libya and uprisings in Egypt. She began her career in the U.S. as a producer for National Public Radio, covering elections, natural disasters and gun violence.Susannah’s first day in the bureau will be June 18. Please join me in welcoming her to the team.