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Telegraph appoints Andrew Osborn as Moscow correspondent

guardian.co.uk, 15th August 2009 19:50

Leigh Holmwood

Wall Street Journal reporter to replace Adrian Blomfield, who is moving to Jerusalem. By Leigh Holmwood

Telegraph Media Group has appointed the Wall Street Journal's Andrew Osborn as its Moscow correspondent, with Adrian Blomfield moving from the Russian capital to Jerusalem.

Osborn, who will write for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and telegraph.co.uk, has been in Moscow for the Wall Street Journal for more than two years, where he covered last year's war between Russia and Georgia.

In 2008, he was part of a WSJ editorial team shortlisted for a Pulitzer prize for international reporting.

Blomfield, who also covered last year's Georgian war, is moving on after four years in Moscow to Jerusalem, where he will also write for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk. He replaces Tim Butcher, who is leaving TMG.

Prior to Moscow, Blomfield was the Telegraph's east Africa correspondent for four years.

Adrian Michaels, the TMG group foreign editor, said: "Adrian has done an excellent job as Moscow correspondent for TMG.

"His move is part of our continuing extension and revamp of our network of correspondents and he will be working closely with Richard Spencer, who has recently arrived in Dubai.

"Andrew is a first-class journalist with a great track record for his reporting. His appointment highlights how TMG is attracting top-class talent around the world and he will be an asset to the team."