October 24, 2019
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/ by Anna Marevska
The Washington Post has unveiled “Launcher,” a new section focusing on video gaming, esports competitions and gaming culture. The section debuted October 15 and features analysis into the people, companies, teams and trends that comprise the gaming industry. The Post has appointed the following staff to report and edit the section:
Fola Akinnibi has joined Bloomberg News as a reporter. He was previously a pensions reporter at FundFire, a Financial Times publication, since May 2017. Akinnibi has also previously worked at Law360 for three years.
The Los Angeles Times has recruited Anousha Sakoui as a reporter covering the entertainment industry beat. She starts November 1. Sakouli is currently wrapping up her duties as a reporter at Bloomberg News. She joined the newswire in 2014 to cover Hollywood and has since reported on the business of film and entertainment.
New York Times reporter Elian Peltier has relocated to the London bureau to cover breaking news on weekdays and weekends. He has spent the last two years at the paper’s Paris bureau handling investigative stories and scoops. Prior to that, he briefly freelanced for The Times, and before that served as a summer intern at Vice News Tonight.
Elana Schor has been named national reporter, religion and politics at the Associated Press. She joined the AP’s national politics team in 2018 and before that spent four years at Politico covering science politics and energy. Schor has also held reporting jobs at The Guardian and The Hill.
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