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From Worldwide Editor Douglas Jehl, Worldwide Affiliate Editor Jennifer Amur, Worldwide Evaluation Senior Editor Peter Finn and Sports activities actions Editor Matthew Vita:
I am glad to announce Kevin Sheef’s new place on the Worldwide Desk.
Kevin takes on a model new activity as a world investigative correspondent centered on sports activities actions. Since 2018 he has been the Metropolis bureau chief in Mexico, and sooner than that as Kabul and Nairobi bureau chiefs, Kevin has established himself as a few of the ingenious and spectacular storytellers in his put up in Washington. I’m proper right here. We wait for watching him uncover the world by the prism of sports activities actions, revealing how money, power, and individuality can ignite such worldwide passions.
Kevin labored with Mexico-based correspondent Mary Beth Sheridan to produce a group of eye-popping, sturdy productions. “Lose control,” A five-part assortment about insecurity in Mexico, gained the 2020 Overseas Press Membership’s Bob Considine Award for Most interesting Interpretation of an Worldwide State of affairs. All through this 12 months of his, their valiant experiences Mexico’s role in the drug trade was central “Kartell Rx” A seven-part cross-sectional assortment regarding the failure of the US and Mexico to counter the fentanyl scourge. Personally, I’ve produced great works akin to immersive experiences with textual content material and audio. painful toll Family Separation throughout the Trump Interval and the Absurdists World of Mexican bounty hunters Race to hint down US fugitives.
Kevin has confirmed distinctive selection, tenacity and initiative in reporting from Afghanistan, Africa and Mexico. A marathoner, he made his two grueling days of working alongside one among Mexico’s greatest athletes, German Silva. New York Metropolis, his two-time marathon winner, ran all through the nation to showcase the marvel and number of Mexico. (Kevin put this on his Favorite story everIt was Kevin who proposed this new mandate overlaying sports activities actions.Using his investigative and storytelling skills to convey greater accountability to the athletes, federations and completely different power brokers who dominate worldwide sports activities actions. can do.
Kevin earned a BA in Worldwide Relations and Comparative Literature from Brown Faculty and a Grasp’s Diploma in Worldwide Relations from the Johns Hopkins College of Superior Worldwide Analysis with an prolonged overdue examination. He speaks Spanish and is finding out French.
In his new place, Kevin shall be part of a workforce led by Peter Finn, Senior Editor of Worldwide Evaluation. Peter and Kevin work with Joe Tone and completely different sports activities actions editors to broaden the scope and ambitions of their investigative efforts. Kevin will keep in Mexico until the tip of 2023 and switch to new worldwide areas.
Please congratulate Kevin on his new place starting April seventeenth.