Andrew Osborn



Chief Russia Correspondent


Deputy Bureau Chief Russia/CIS





Andrew Osborn to join London Bureau as Chief Political Correspondent

Reuters, 5th December 2012 17:56

Andrew Osborn to join London Bureau as Chief Political Correspondent

I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Osborn as chief political correspondent for Britain.

Andrew rejoined Reuters in London at the start of this year as an editor on the World Desk after returning from a 14-year stint as a foreign correspondent, mostly in Russia. In his short time on the desk, Andrew has excelled as an editor and on reporting assignments to Greece, France and Scotland.

Andrew began his career as a Reuters reporter in Brussels covering the European Union before working as a Europe correspondent for The Guardian, covering the Slobodan Milosevic trial, the birth of the single currency, and the far right in Europe. He then spent eight years in Russia where he worked as a Moscow correspondent for, in turn, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Telegraph. During his postings, Andrew covered the Beslan school siege, the Russia-Georgia war, Chechnya, Kremlin infighting, and revolutions in the former Soviet Union. In 2008, Andrew was part of a reporting team nominated as a finalist for a Pulitzer prize in international reporting.

Andrew, who will take up his post in early January, will use his excellent writing and reporting skills to lead UK political coverage.

Please join me in wishing Andrew all the very best.

Guy Faulconbridge

Bureau Chief, UK and Ireland