The Washington Post appoints new Sydney bureau chief

The Washington Post has announced Michael Miller as bureau chief in its new Sydney office.

The US publisher announced the foundation of the new bureau in Sydney in December 2020, with Miller set to begin his role in July this year. Miller is moving to Australia with his wife who is Australian.

The new Sydney bureau is part of an effort by The Post to expand its international footprint, taking its total number of locations to 26 globally.

Michael E. Miller, new bureau chief in Sydney

In a statement The Post said: “Adding a new base in Australia will allow The Post to deepen its coverage of an important and increasingly complicated part of the world whose many challenges – from China to migration to climate change – carry global resonance.”

Miller joined The Post in 2015, covering a range of subject areas during this time, most recently reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and social and racial justice movements.

The Post reported that this ongoing expansion will create a total of 44 new positions, though it is unclear how many will be in Sydney specifically.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, with a BA in philosophy, Miller earned ​a dual master’s ​degree in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University. He speaks fluent Spanish.


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